This meetup is geared toward providing those interested in getting started with nodejs a guided session on creating, coding, and running your first nodejs app, and using the expertise of our more experienced nodejs members to help you get there. No prior experience with nodejs is required to participate.
This session is to help you get started with writing your first nodejs application. Format is groups of coders wanting to learn nodejs at a table, with at least one experienced nodejs coder leading each table. We will walk you through building an initial nodejs app from beginning to deployed and running application.
Already Built Something With Nodejs?
We still need you for this meetup! We need people in the meetup who have built something--anything--with nodejs, no matter how trivial, to help lead the tables and guide the rest of your table through completion of the tasks. This is a chance to show off your skills and knowledge at a meetup without having to find your own topic and build up a presentation for it.
Contact Jonathan ([masked]) or Ed ([masked]) if you are interested in leading a table.
You will need to come with nodejs already installed on your machine.
The fastest way to install node is through a package manager. Please try the instructions here for your OS first. If you have trouble with that, go here and scroll down to the "Installing without building" section.
What We Will Cover
- Creating a basic http node.js server on your laptop
- Installing the correct node packages
- Retrieving data from a webservice and rendering a web page using a templating engine
- Deploying to the cloud with Heroku
- Got that far? We've got some cool stuff to tack on at the end! (Hint: websockets)