Review: Node.js Blueprints
Here's my thoughts on Node.js Blueprints by Krasimir Tsonev
Recently I had a chance to read Node.js Blueprints, this was timely because for a long time I have wanted to get better at Node.js.
I grabbed the Kindle edition, which is pretty much how I read all my books now.
Node.js Blueprints - The title and subtitle
The first thing that struct me was the name, I have no idea what a Blueprint means in this context, perhaps I am missing something!
The subtitle kind of confused me too "Develop stunning web and desktop applications with the definitive Node.js" - I am not quite sure what makes Node.js definitive!
Node.js Blueprints - Content
One of the things that drew me to this book was the breadth of information it promises to cover, I won't go over absolutely everything in this review but some of the chapters include;
- Developing a basic site with Node.js and Express
- Making a Blog with Node.js and AngularJS
- Using Node.js as a Command-line Tool
- Writing a REST API
- Developing Desktop Apps with Node.js
All great stuff, and like I say there is plenty more including using Grunt, Backbone, and Ember (not all at the same time!)
My thoughts on Node.js Blueprints
I learned an absolute shedload reading this book, it was incredibly clear and covered all of the angles that I would want from a Node.js book.
My one criticism would be that given how things like Ember, Backbone, Angular et al are in constant active development I think using so many different external frameworks to Node might date this book a lot sooner than it should.