The introduction and overview are available for free here!
While this course is a great introduction to writing server-side applications in node (certainly not wasted time, even if you don’t intend to use a node server), we spend most of our time using node as a development tool.
If you’re writing an application in PHP, ASP.NET, or anything else, no problem! Node won’t need to be installed on the production server for it to do its thing. We simply use it to process our assets; there’s no need for it to be deployed into production unless your backend server also uses node.
Especially if you’re an ASP.NET developer, Microsoft is incorporating these tools right into Visual Studio and ASP.NET 5! Node.js isn’t just for Linux and servers anymore! But on the other hand, that means you have to have a good grasp on these tools to stay ahead in the world of ASP.NET - and that’s why I’m here!
We will be taking a look at four different module loaders/bundlers:
We’re also going to take a look at Bower. Bower is a client-side package manager that makes it easy for us to install third-party dependencies.
Also, everything we talk about is entirely cross platform! It will work just fine in Windows, MacOS, or Linux! The editor I’ll be using is Visual Studio Code, which is free, open source, and cross-platform as well. However, feel free to use whichever editor that you feel comfortable with.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post on our forums or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy learning!