NodeJS - The Complete Guide (incl. MVC, REST APIs, GraphQL)

NodeJS - The Complete Guide (incl. MVC, REST APIs, GraphQL)

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What you will learn

  • Work with one of the most in-demand web development programming languages
  • Build modern, fast and scalable server-side web applications with NodeJS, databases like SQL or MongoDB and more
  • Understand the NodeJS ecosystem and build server-side rendered apps, REST APIs and GraphQL APIs

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Optional: JavaScript - A Quick Refresher

Section 3: Understanding the Basics

Section 4: Improved Development Workflow and Debugging

Section 5: Working with Express.js

Section 6: Working with Dynamic Content & Adding Templating Engines

Section 7: The Model View Controller (MVC)

Section 8: Optional: Enhancing the App

Section 9: Dynamic Routes & Advanced Models

Section 10: SQL Introduction

Section 11: Understanding Sequelize

Section 12: Working with NoSQL & Using MongoDB

Section 13: Working with Mongoose

Section 14: Sessions & Cookies

Section 15: Adding Authentication

Section 16: Sending Emails

Section 17: Advanced Authentication

Section 18: Understanding Validation

Section 19: Error Handling

Section 20: File Upload & Download

Section 21: Adding Pagination

Section 22: Understanding Async Requests

Section 23: Adding Payments

Section 24: Working with REST APIs - The Basics

Section 25: Working with REST APIs - The Practical Application

Section 26: Understanding Async Await in Node.js

Section 27: Understanding Websockets & Socket.io

Section 28: Working with GraphQL

Section 29: Deploying our App

Section 30: Testing Node.js Applications

Section 31: Node.js as a Build Tool & Using npm

Section 32: Roundup

Course Description

Master Node JS, build REST APIs with Node.js, GraphQL APIs, add Authentication, use MongoDB, SQL & much more!

Requirements

  • General knowledge of how the web works is recommended but not a must-have
  • Basic JavaScript knowledge is strongly recommended but could be picked up whilst going through the course
  • NO NodeJS knowledge is required!

Description

Join the most comprehensive Node.js course on Udemy!

Node.js is probably THE most popular and modern server-side programming language you can dive into these days!

Node.js developers are in high demand and the language is used for everything from traditional web apps with server-side rendered views over REST APIs all the way up to GraphQL APIs and real-time web services. Not to mention its applications in build workflows for projects of all sizes.

This course will teach you all of that! From scratch with zero prior knowledge assumed. Though if you do bring some knowledge, you'll of course be able to quickly jump into the course modules that are most interesting to you.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • Node.js Basics & Basic Core Modules
  • Parsing Requests & Sending Responses
  • Rendering HTML Dynamically (on the Server)
  • Using Express.js
  • Working with Files and generating PDFs on the Server (on-the-fly)
  • File Up- and Download
  • Using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) Pattern
  • Using Node.js with SQL (MySQL) and Sequelize
  • Using Node.js with NoSQL (MongoDB) and Mongoose
  • Working with Sessions & Cookies
  • User Authentication and Authorization
  • Sending E-Mails
  • Validating User Input
  • Data Pagination
  • Handling Payments with Stripe.js
  • Building REST APIs
  • Authentication in REST APIs
  • File Upload in REST APIs
  • Building GraphQL APIs
  • Authentication in GraphQL APIs
  • File Upload in GraphQL APIs
  • Building a Realtime Node.js App with Websockets
  • Automated Testing (Unit Tests)
  • Deploying a Node.js Application
  • And Way More!

Does this look like a lot of content? It certainly is!

This is not a short course but it is the "Complete Guide" on Node.js after all. We'll dive into a lot of topics and we'll not just scratch the surface.

We'll also not just walk through boring theory and some slides. Instead, we'll build two major projects: An online shop (including checkout + payments) and a blog.

All topics and features of the course will be shown and used in these projects and you'll therefore learn about them in a realistic environment.

 

Is this course for you?

If you got no Node.js experience, you'll love this course because it starts with zero knowledge assumed. It's the perfect course to become a Node.js developer.

If you got basic Node.js experience, this course is also a perfect match because you can go through the basic modules quickly and you'll benefit from all the deep dives and advanced topics the course covers.

Are you an advanced Node.js user? Check the curriculum then. Maybe you found no other course that shows how to use SQL with Node.js. Or you're interested in GraphQL. Chances are, that you'll get a lot of value out of this course, too!

 

Prerequisites

  • NO Node.js knowledge is required at all!
  • NO other programming language knowledge (besides JavaScript, see next point) is required
  • Basic JavaScript knowledge is assumed though - you should at least be willing to pick it up whilst going through the course. A JS refresher module exists to bring you up to the latest syntax quickly
  • Basic HTML + CSS knowledge helps but is NOT required

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner or advanced web developers who want to dive into backend (server-side) development with NodeJS
  • Everyone who's interested in building modern, scalable and high-performing web applications
  • Experienced NodeJS developers who want to dive into specific features like using GraphQL with NodeJS