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Node Fundamentals - Level 2

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This course introduces Node non-blocking I/O and the built module system. You will learn how to use a Node module as part of your application. Node modules use the CommonJS standard. As part of exploring this standard, this path teaches you how to create a custom module and integrate it with your Node application. Besides creating custom modules, you will learn how to work with third-party modules t and how to implement them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a module is
  • Learn about the built-in FileSystem module
  • Learn how to use the FileSystem readFile method to read a text file
  • Learn how Node uses non-blocking I/O to allow for JavaScript execution to continue on its current thread
  • Learn how to use a blocking method in Node.js
  • Understand the differences in the order of output between non-blocking and blocking methods
  • Learn about the CommonJS standard
  • Learn about the module object
  • Learn how to implement a custom module using CommonJS
  • Learn how to export and import a custom module
  • Learn how to access and use a custom module method
  • Learn how to install a third-party module using NPM
  • Learn how to use the required syntax with a third-party module
  • Learn how to import the third-party module into a file to create custom functions
  • Learn how to export the module in order to use it in different parts of your application

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Full-Stack Development Content Creator
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Farish has worked in the EdTech industry for over six years. He is passionate about teaching valuable coding skills to help individuals and enterprises succeed.

Previously, Farish worked at 2U Inc in two concurrent roles. Farish worked as an adjunct instructor for 2U’s full-stack boot camps at UCLA and UCR. Farish also worked as a curriculum engineer for multiple full-stack boot camp programs. As a curriculum engineer, Farish’s role was to create activities, projects, and lesson plans taught in the boot camps used by over 50 University partners. Along with these duties, Farish also created nearly 80 videos for the full-stack blended online program.

Before 2U, Farish worked at Codecademy for over four years, both as a content creator and part of the curriculum experience team.

Farish is an avid powerlifter, sushi lover, and occasional Funko collector.

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