Node School Night - Effective Javascript for Node.js development

Javascript has been called one of the most popular languages that no one studies. It is as famous (notorious) for its bad parts as its good parts. But it is the language for Node and well suited for building REST APIs that are consumed over HTTP by browser applications and mobile devices, and to a wide variety of NoSQL data stores over HTTP, that all use JSON for data. While most available Javascript material tends to focus on Javascript in the browser, this event provides an orientation to the details of the language most helpful for getting started with Node development to build server applications. We will use various free tools to explore Javascript, include the Node CLI, Cloud9's hosted IDE (free version), among others. Mocha, an open source Node unit test framework will also be briefly introduced to demonstrate writing simple unit tests for Node modules.

Lightning talks: TBD

Food and beverages graciously provided by our sponsor, StrongLoop. StrongLoop is a major contributor to Node.js and is the developer of StrongLoop Suite, a leading Mobile API tier. Learn more at:

This meetup is part of the recurring Node Hackers at Hacker Dojo learning sessions held in Mountain View on the first Tuesday of each month. This meetup group is in the process of being merged with BayNode. Please RSVP again, even if you already did so at the original link ( Thank you!

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  • Jary N.

    Anyone I can carpool with back to SF after the meetup?

    May 5

    • Erin

      sure, just find me, & I'll keep an eye out, too (I don't actually look like a pink robot tho)

      May 6

    • Jary N.

      Great. That should make things a lot easier.

      May 6

  • Andrew M.

    I'm not going to be able to make it, so there's one slot available now.

    May 5

  • Brennan C.

    I have another meetup at the same time. Someone can take my spot.

    April 29

  • Roger B.

    $1000 Referral Bonus!!!!! I am Currently putting together a project team of Full Stack JavaScript Developers in the south bay. Looking for people to start ASAP. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity. [masked]

    May 5

  • Ross K.

    Sorry Tony, won't be able to make it -- new product launch is keeping me busy.

    May 5

  • Rich R.

    Anyone not need to attend? I am trying to get in and missed the opening. There are two of us that truly need to attend.

    April 29

  • dan

    Can I still get in if the event is full?

    April 25

  • Sathya N.

    Hi guys,

    I just came to know about this group yesterday. I would really love to attend this event as am working as Node.js developer in Samsung for Milk Music app. It would be great if you guys could let me in for this event.


    April 18, 2014

    • Sathya N.

      Thanks Ross I hit one spot :)

      April 22

    • Sathya N.

      I mean I got one spot.. Autocorrect issue :)

      April 22

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