Building a site with node.js

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Building a site with node.js

Can someone direct me to maybe some documentation or tutorials on how to build a site with node.js. Currrently, I am using mostly jQuery, PHP, mysqli prepared statements, and a few other things for building sites, but I am interested in node.js, but I don’t really know much about it.

Solution :

The DailyJS blog is currently running a series called “Let’s make a web app”, where they are building a notepad web app using NodeJS, week by week. They are currently up to the sixth post, but there’s plenty there to get you started already, with introductions to setting up the environment, connecting to a DB, using templates, and the Express/Connect middleware stack.

The blog also has “node roundups” where they highlight various node modules from time to time.

As for documentation, there’s obviously the NodeJS documentation , but Express’ documentation is likely more helpful to begin with. is the intro screencast to Express JS – watch it full screen to read what’s being typed. More of these are linked from the Express github page is a good blog, though some of the articles might be a little out of date because it started when node was so new. features good links to node libraries.

Give DocPad a whirl:

DocPad is a CMS with a document-management based approach. It’s actively maintained and supported by a growing community. It’s modular, easy to extend and able to be used inside bigger systems. It already supports lots of markups and pre-processors through plugins and powers many websites.

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