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Backend Development with Node.js

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This course introduces the fundamental tools needed to build a basic API in a way that is both scalable, and maintainable. You will work with Node.js and its core modules, write TypeScript for developer error reduction, test with Jasmine to introduce unit testing in a Test-Driven Development environment, and use Express as a framework for building APIs.

This course introduces the fundamental tools needed to build a basic API in a way that is both scalable, and maintainable. You will work with Node.js and its core modules, write TypeScript for developer error reduction, test with Jasmine to introduce unit testing in a Test-Driven Development environment, and use Express as a framework for building APIs.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 4, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
NodeJS • API testing • Express web framework • Asynchronous JavaScript
Prerequisites:
HTML • JSON • Dom events

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Foundations of Backend Development

Discover the tools that make backend development possible. You'll learn how those tools are used throughout the course and how they'll set you up to write clear, maintainable code.

Lesson 2

Getting Started with Node.JS

Learn how JavaScript is used serverside with Node.js. You'll work with the tools Node.js provides as well as integrate third-party packages to create the backend for your applications.

Lesson 3

Developing with TypeScript

Take advantage of strict typing by learning to write TypeScript, one of the most popular for application development. You'll write code in a way that reduces errors and expresses your intentions.

Lesson 4

Unit Testing with Jasmine

Explore the software development testing paradigm. You'll learn how Jasmine can be used as a Test-Driven Development framework for writing server-side unit tests to create bug-free maintainable code.

Lesson 5

Building a Server

Build a server with the Express framework. You'll learn how APIs are architected and create and use middleware for expanded functionality. Finally, you'll learn to read and write to the file system.

Lesson 6 • Project

Image Processing API

Create an API that takes advantage of all the tools you have learned in this course. You'll create an image processing API that resizes and saves images to user specifications when visiting a URL

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Rachel Manning

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Rachel is a full stack freelance developer and educator where she spent 3 years as a bootcamp curriculum developer while developing full stack freelance projects. An advocate for continued learning, she is passionate about mentoring women and underserved community in technology.

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