Written on 4 December 2012, 09:35pm
Update: Only today, 11 December you can get the Jump Start Node.js eBook for $11 instead of $19: http://xmas.sitepoint.com/#day/13
Or you can get the Node.js + Coffee script bundle for $19.
The guys on SitePoint have a good starting point if you wish to start learning node.js: the Jump Start to Node.js.
In no more than 30 minutes you can create your first node.js application that connects to MongoDB to insert data.
Step 1: Watch the video below (6 minutes)
Step 2: Download the first chapter of the book for free (2 minutes)
Step 3: follow the example explained in this chapter (22 minutes 🙂 ).
You will need to create a free MongoLab account to have your database in the cloud.
You will have to add/edit the following pages:
In the end, the app tree should look like:
The digital edition of the book costs $19.
Node.js is different. It lets you write front-end AND back-end code in a unified language, leading to staggeringly fast and scalable projects!