Unlike most of my other book reviews, I didn’t receive any incentive to write this review.
Considering the book’s title, I think the content is spot-on. Developers who are looking for an introduction to Node.js will find this book to be easy to understand, full of useful examples that are expanded in each chapter, and generally enlightening.
I will definitely recommend that others completely new to Node.js read this.
Which is why this is no “from novice to expert” book. It’s more like “from novice to advanced novice”.
The book also sticks to using Node.js as a (local) web server… and there’s about a million other things you can do with it. Kiessling doesn’t really mention that.
What would you recommend?
Having said all of this, the book accomplished for me what I needed: an easy introduction to Node.js.
I guess I now need some recommendations for more complete books on the subject. What can you recommend?