Here is our in-depth review of Build Web APIs and Applications with Node.js Path, based on hours of rigorous testing and evaluation.
Updated: August 6, 2023
Outstanding video training option, with in-depth real-world Node coverage.
By Scott Moss, Will Sentance, Kyle Simpson, Brian Holt, others
Each course is packed with real world insights, from instructors with years of using Node.
Between the first few courses (Introduction, the Hard Parts, and Digging into Node), there’s a bit of overlap in topics covered. It’s three great teachers covering a lot of the same topics. If you take all three courses, you should have a solid understanding of how Node works. But you may also want to skip some of the repetition.
In this path, you’ll also learn how to work with Node and a variety of database technologies, including MongoDB and Postgres, as well as GraphQL, and Prisma for APIs.
In several of the courses, the instructor pauses for short coding exercises to check for understanding. These are incredibly valuable additions to the workshop format, so you're not just watching instructor walk-throughs.
Throughout many of the courses, particularly those after the introductory sections, you’ll go step by step through building a practical application. These code-along courses are super helpful for learning how it’s done in a real world context. However, to flesh out your skills, you should do some additional indepedent practice without the instructor’s help.
While the code-along workshops will guide you step by step through building a real world application, be sure to supplement with real world, hands-on practice in order to get really good at Node. Several of the instructors conclude their courses with suggested ways to supplement your learning.
The courses in the path's core curriculum cover pretty much everything you need to know to start using Node professionally. Consider taking the elective coursework for ongoing learning.
By Rachel Manning, Alyssa Hope, Andrew Wong, and Guillaume Bibeau Laviolette
The premium option for learning Node.js for fullstack web development.
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The lead of this project, Brian Green, has worked in developer education since 2009. He built the content development teams at Pluralsight and Udacity, implementing quality standards and tutorials to improve course quality and working with hundreds of authors to create courseware. Most recently, he built the product team at App Academy. As of writing, he estimates he has spent nearly a year of his life taking or reviewing online courses, on topics ranging from Web Development, Networking, Server Administration, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
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