social network – node.js learning 1

Chapter 1 Intro node.js

create a highly re‐ sponsive application

Using Node.js, Backbone.js, and MongoDB 

serve UI (as in the case of Backbone in the web browser), authentication (as in the case of Node on the web server), or

persistence (as in the case MongoDB) 

 Chapter 2 – node.js

installing node.js, backbone.js, and mongoDB.

Node provides a JavaScript runtime environment, which you can access at any time by going into your command prompt or terminal window and typing node.  

node filename.js. 

To install a library using npm, run the npm command with the library name as its pa‐ rameter, like this: npm install async. 

The application in this book makes heavy use of the Express framework. Built upon the Connect HTTP server framework, Express provides view rendering and a language for describing routes. 


Node was installed at




npm was installed at




Make sure that /usr/local/bin is in your $PATH.


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