The Node.js course defined below contains the introduction to Node.js, its related tools, Node.js based project management in GitHub and how to publish your own tools to be used with other existing Node.js tools.
This course is held at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland) in Autumn 2014, accounts for five (5) credits and is open for anyone studying in Metropolia or its partner universities. Before joining the course, please familiarise yourself with Git and get a free account for GitHub. It is possible to use a Bitbucket account for the same purpose, but they offer to keep code private for free.
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The first lecture is in Tuesday 26th October 2014, starting at 16:45. The lectures follow the dates shown below, with the initial list of tools that are presented for possible usage of Node.js features studied on that day. Each lecture lasting about three hours, containing presentations, individual and group work.
- 02/09 - Modules, GitHub, npm
- 09/09 - Forking, pull request
- 16/09 - Code conventions, eslint, first assignment
- 23/09 - Connect, Express
- 30/09 - Unit testing, Jasmine, PhantomJS
- 07/10 - Running common tasks, Grunt, Gulp
- 14/10 - Automation, Travis CI, second assignment
- 21/10 - Gemnasium, VersionEye
- 28/10 - Bower, Component
- 04/11 - Web performance, Uglify, CSSmin
- 11/11 - Test coverage, coveralls, third assignment
- 18/11 - Database, CouchDB
- 25/11 - …
- 02/12 - …
- 09/12 - Crypto, fourth assignment
- 16/12 - Feedback on the projects
Please note that the schedule and its contents are subjects to change once the course has commenced, based on the participants and other possible factors.
During the course, the student should complete four assignments that can be done in a single of several distinct projects. The contents for the assignments are cumulated from the lectures of the previous weeks.
Every lecture will contain up to ten (10) small rehearsals of which the first three (3) are required for acquiring the contents of that session with regards of using the introduced tools with students own Node.js based script or project.