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Just recently I had to use Docker for my Node.js web application development. Here I want to give you a brief walkthrough on how to achieve it. First of all, we need a Node.js application. Either take your own Node.js application, or take this minimal Node.js application or this minimal Node.js with Express application . In this Docker tutorial…

The content of this section is a crash course in node and npm. It is not exhaustive, but it will cover all of the necessary tools. The node package manager (npm) installs external node packages (libraries) from the command line. These packages can be a set of utility functions, libraries, or whole frameworks, and they are the dependencies of your…

Just recently I had to apply Webpack's Code Splitting, because the bundle size of a single file for my JavaScript library got too big when installing and importing it in another JavaScript project. After going through the process of Code Splitting my library, I was able to reduce my bundle size significantly by not importing the whole library at…

The following implementation shows you how to deploy a Github Webhook in Node.js. Personally I am using this kind of GitHub Webhook to deploy my websites automatically on Digital Ocean . Without having to get into my web server with SSH to deploy my website manually, the ever running Webhook on my DigitalOcean instance makes sure (A) to pull the…

You may be already using npm (node package manager) for installing libraries (node packages) to your JavaScript projects. For instance, in Node.js you may be used to Express.js for creating REST APIs . In frontend development, you may be used to React.js to build component-based web applications. This makes you a consumer of the npm ecosystem…

This tutorial demonstrates how to setup testing with Mocha, Chai, and Sinon in Node.js. Whereas the previous tutorial has already shown you how to setup your Node.js application, this tutorial sets up a testing environment for your Node.js project. Let's dive into it by setting up Mocha with Chai and Sinon as testing framework. Node.js with Mocha…

This is a tutorial for setting up MongoDB on Windows. You might be wondering why there's a need for another setup guide for MongoDB in the first place, since there are a few across the web. I found many tutorials and guides on how to set it up, but found most of them to be unclear and outdated, based on old MongoDB versions. The checklist is not…

This is a tutorial for setting up PostgreSQL 11 on Windows. You might be wondering why there's a need for another setup guide for Postgres in the first place, since there are a few across the web. I found many tutorials and guides on how to set it up, but found most of them to be unclear and outdated, based on old PostgreSQL versions. The checklist…

Today, I am super excited to announce the release of The Road to GraphQL - Your journey to master pragmatic GraphQL in JavaScript with React.js and Node.js . Writing this book proved to be a challenge with GraphQL technologies changing often, but I managed to get an updated version published in time to keep you ahead of the curve. Perhaps the best…