Twilio – API company, Node plugin by Kevin.
Twilio Quest – game to teach you API of Twilio.
Experience with scaling Node apps.
iOS7 – Javasript has access to core APIs.
Express – de facto standard. Successor of Express is
Mongoose – Object document mapper, closest thing to Active Record from Ruby in Node world.
Same programming paradigm both on server and client.
Not such ecosystem as Rails yet.
* Low level, less syntax sugar than in Ruby
* HTTP first citizen
Supervisor or Nodemon – watching changes, automatic restart
CommonJS – biggest implementation is Node.
exports - module’s public interface
res.end vs res.send
The method, response.end(), MUST be called on each response.
send is by by Express – set header
end is by Node HTTP Response
Filtering data before it gets to you core business logic
Redis – in memory data storage
Schema – defines structure of object to structure. Mongo itself doesn’t force any structure.
Model – representation of MongoDB document.
MongoHQ, Mongo Lab – hosted Mongo.
Provides browser shims for lots of node core.
Can provide module with alternate entry points for Node and Browsers.