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Learning NodeJS: Setup and Starting Your Server #107

Published: July 06, 2023 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
12:25 minutes

In this tutorial, we will embark on an exciting journey of learning Node.js as we explore the essential steps to set up your development environment and start your server.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer looking to enhance your skill set, this video is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in Node.js. We'll guide you through the process, ensuring you have everything you need to get started.

To begin, we'll walk you through the installation process of Node.js via VS Code terminal. Once Node.js is successfully installed, we'll dive into the core concepts of creating a server using Node.js. You'll learn how to set up a basic server, handle HTTP requests, and send responses. We'll explain the role of modules, and how to use the built-in http module in Node.js to create and manage your server.

This is the first video in my Node.js series. This series will explore essential concepts such as routing, handling different HTTP methods, and serving static files. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to structure your server-side code and make it robust and scalable. We will also use modules that help run and test code in real time without server restarts. By the time we are done with this series, you will have a fully functional application that uses routing and calls an API.

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0:00 Intro

01:00 Verifying You Have Node and NPM

01:08 Testing Our Node.js Server

03:02 Adding Your Folder Structure

03:44 Adding Dummy Data to a JSON File

04:29 Adding nodemon and supervisor

06:50 Creating Run Scripts

08:51 Adding Modules We Will Use

11:17 Coming Up: Part Two, Setting Up Routes

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