Here, we’ll discuss the various methods of learning Node.js so you can decide how you’d like to get started.
What is Node.js?
Node.js is also an integral tool in the continued development and refinement of the Internet of Things. More and more of our daily lives involve interacting with devices connected to the internet, ranging from our watches and phones to our cars and refrigerators. The various applications that these objects run to serve their niche functions tend to rely on Node.js to build the server environments and the asynchronous data processing events that allow multiple physical objects to be in meaningful conversation with one another over an internet connection. If you are using your voice to tell the virtual assistant on your desk to tell your thermostat to lower the temperature, Node.js infrastructure was likely vital in that exchange.
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What Can You Do with Node.js?
Node.js is an incredibly versatile runtime environment that lets users construct virtually any program that seeks to use the functionalities of a webpage without needing to open up a web browser. This is vital for many web applications, such as almost all direct messaging programs and chatbot software. If you are designing an application and want to include a live chat feature, you will likely need to use Node.js. Node.js is also used for single-page web applications like Google Docs and Gmail. Even something as simple as including push notifications or scrolling news and weather updates in your application will require using Node.js.
Node.js is also a vital part of making the Internet of Things possible. Node.js is one of the key frameworks and runtime environments that allow sensors to detect changes and stimuli and relay that information to a device connected to the internet. This means that if you use the voice command on a digital assistant to tell your Bluetooth speaker system to lower its volume, you are using a program made possible thanks to Node.js. As this technology becomes more advanced and enters into sectors like the automotive and medical fields, skilled Node.js programmers will be able to construct complex, interconnected, potentially life-saving new technologies.
In-Person Node.js Training
Live Online Node.js Training
Noble Desktop offers all of its Node.js courses through live online instruction. These classes are taught by Noble’s expert instructors and come with all of the benefits of an in-person class taken at Noble’s Manhattan campus (save for access to the physical computer lab). Students will benefit from small class sizes and the ability to interface directly with their instructor. It’s even possible for them to permit their instructors to interact directly with their devices and code editors. Plus, students can retake the course anytime within a year. Students may also wish to explore the options offered through other online service providers, such as Udemy or Coursera.
Free Online Courses & Tutorials
Interested users can also explore their options for free training seminars through training providers such as Udemy or CodeAcademy. These classes will vary in content and delivery style, but they will still provide an overview of the basic features of the Node.js library. Some may also wish to explore the resources on the office Node.js webpage for free and open-source resources that they can utilize to help them learn how to use the library.
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On-Demand Node.js Classes
These courses are available through many service providers, such as Udemy and SkillShare. These courses vary in format, delivery method, and cost. The most common kind of on-demand course is a structured and guided set of video lectures, though some are more driven by independent work modules. Some service providers will require students to purchase courses individually, while others will require a regular subscription fee to access a course library.
Which Learning Method is Right for Me?
Choosing between in-person or online training may come down to a logistical decision. Students will need to gauge whether or not they can afford the time and effort required to commute to a training facility. Students who can’t (or don’t want to) commute will find their best option for immersive Node.js training through live online instruction. Both of these modes of instruction let students work directly with live instructors who can provide them with assistance and feedback. In an in-person class, students can take advantage of a training center’s computer lab, while online students can work on their personal devices from the comfort of their own workstations.
Why Learn Node.js?
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Level of Difficulty, Prerequisites, & Cost
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Learn Node.js with Hands-on Training at Noble Desktop
At Noble Desktop, students can learn Node.js in a wide array of different course settings. However, no matter what program you enroll in, you’ll stand to benefit from the chance to interface with expert instructors in their field in small, intimate classes that rarely exceed twenty students. Even online, students will be placed in private classrooms with live instructors who can answer their questions and provide feedback in real-time. You can also retake any course within one year, giving them an extra chance to hone their Node.js skills.
These courses are career-focused training seminars, meaning they are designed to take students from novices in their field and graduate them as trained professionals ready to enter the workforce as Web Developers. These courses deliver hands-on training in the kinds of Node.js projects students will be hired to work upon and provide one-on-one professional mentorship as a part of their professional development. Students will conclude the course by working on a final web development sample portfolio. Upon completion, they will be awarded a career development certificate which signals to employers that they are prepared to start working as Node.js experts.
- Node.js is utilized in several in-demand career fields and those looking to learn this skill will have a wide array of options available.