Introduction to NodeJS - Learn and Understand JavaScript

A Compact Course for beginners! Learn a rising and FREE web programming platform Node.js, which builds fast server apps.

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This course was funded by a wildly successful Kickstarter.

Do you want to code for the web? In this course: get a fundamental introduction to a fast growing JavaScript environment.

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What is Node.js?

Node.js is a runtime environment that allows you to use JavaScript outside of a browser context. For instance, you can use it directly on a computer or server OS. It has support for HTTP and reading from/writing to files. Node.js is lightweight and efficient.

What are the benefits of Node.js?

Node is fast. Its code is written in plain JavaScript that is easy to understand. The Node Package Manager (NPM) is helpful. It is well-supported, popular, and has an active community of developers.

Node.js is free to install from We use v6.11.2 LTS in this course.


  • Basic understanding of JavaScript, including what a variable, object, and function are.
  • Basic knowledge of some web principles would be helpful, such as basic HTTP knowledge, what an HTTP 404 code is, how a browser interacts with HTTP.
  • Note that this course was recorded on a Mac. NodeJS is available for Mac and Windows computers.

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Your Instructor

Chris Veillette
Chris Veillette

Chris Veillette has taught many Mammoth Interactive web development and coding courses. Chris specializes in working with various types of tech. He enjoys coffee, sci-fi, and films.

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