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    How To Use __dirname in Node.js

    __dirname is an environment variable that tells you the absolute path of the directory containing the currently executing file. In this article, you will explore how to implement __dirname in your Node.js project.
    By William Le Node.js
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    How To Use node-cron to Run Scheduled Jobs in Node.js

    Use Node.js and the node-cron library to schedule jobs to manage logs, back up databases, and send emails.
    By Chris Nwamba Development Node.js JavaScript DigitalOcean App Platform
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    How To Use PostgreSQL With Node.js on Ubuntu 20.04

    The Node.js ecosystem provides a set of tools for interfacing with databases. One of those tools is node-postgres, which contains modules that allow Node.js to interface with the PostgreSQL database. In this tutorial,...
    By Stanley Ulili Node.js PostgreSQL Ubuntu 20.04 System Tools
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    How To Restart Your Node.js Apps Automatically with nodemon

    In Node.js, you need to restart the process to make changes take effect. This adds an extra step to your workflow to have the changes take place. You can eliminate this extra step by using nodemon to restart the proce...
    By Alligator.io Node.js
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    How To Build a Telegram Quotes Generator Bot With Node.js, Telegraf, Jimp, and Pexels

    In this tutorial, you will use Node.js, Telegraf, Jimp, and the Pexels API to build a Telegram chatbot that will send you a randomly selected image with a fact overlayed. You will create the bot through Telegram, and ...
    By Carlos Mucuho JavaScript API Custom Images Node.js
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    How To Set Up a Node.js Application for Production on Ubuntu 16.04

    Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime environment for easily building server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications can be run at the command line but this guide focuses on running them as a ser...
    By Brennen Bearnes Node.js Let's Encrypt Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 DigitalOcean App Platform
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    How To Work with Files Using Streams in Node.js

    Streams are an efficient way to handle files in Node.js. In this tutorial, you'll create a command-line program, and then use it with streams to read, write, copy, and transform files.
    By Adaobi Aniuchi Node.js JavaScript Development
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    How To Build a Media Processing API in Node.js With Express and FFmpeg.wasm

    In this guide, you will build a media API in Node.js with Express and ffmpeg.wasm a WebAssembly port of the popular media processing tool. You'll build an endpoint that extracts a thumbnail from a video. By the end, y...
    By Radek Pazdera Node.js API Development JavaScript HTML CSS
  • How To Install Node.js on Ubuntu 16.04

    Node.js is a popular Javascript platform that can be used to build web applications quickly and easily. In this guide, we'll get you up and running with Node.js on an Ubuntu 16.04 server.
    By Brennen Bearnes, Brian Boucheron Node.js Ubuntu 16.04
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    How To Process Images in Node.js With Sharp

    Digital image processing is a method of using a computer to analyze and manipulate images. This tutorial covers using the Node.js library sharp to read an image and extract its metadata, resize, change and compress it...
    By Stanley Ulili Node.js Custom Images Development
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    How To Build a Rate Limiter With Node.js on App Platform

    Rate limiting manages your network's traffic and limits the number of times someone repeats an operation in a given duration, such as using an API. A service without a layer of security against rate limit abuse is pro...
    By Abel Mathew Node.js Security Development DigitalOcean App Platform
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    How To Install and Use the Yarn Package Manager for Node.js

    Yarn is a package manager for Node.js that focuses on speed, security, and consistency. In this tutorial you will install Yarn globally, add Yarn to a specific project, and learn some basic Yarn commands.
    By Brian Boucheron JavaScript Node.js Development
  • How To Install Node.js on Ubuntu 20.04

    In this guide, we will show you three different ways of getting Node.js installed on an Ubuntu 20.04 server: using apt to install the nodejs package from Ubuntu's default software repository, using apt with an alterna...
    By Brian Boucheron Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04 Node.js JavaScript DigitalOcean App Platform
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    What is Node.js?

    Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine. It allows programmers to create fast, scaleable, back-end JavaScript applications. The asynchronous and event-driven nature of Node.js makes it w...
    By Brian Boucheron Node.js JavaScript Glossary
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    How To Set Up a GraphQL Server in Node.js with Apollo Server and Sequelize

    GraphQL is a specification and therefore language agnostic. When it comes GraphQL development with Node.js, there are various options available ranging from graphql-js, express-graphql, to apollo-server. In this tutor...
    By Chimezie Enyinnaya API Node.js SQLite
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    How To Build a Lightweight Invoicing App with Node: User Interface

    In the first part of this series, you set up the backend server for the invoicing application. In this tutorial, you will build the part of the application that users will interact with, known as the user interface, u...
    By Chris Nwamba Node.js Vue.js Applications
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    How To Build a Lightweight Invoicing App with Node: Database and API

    To get paid for goods and services provided, businesses need to send invoices to their customers informing them of the services that they will be charged for. In this tutorial, you will build an invoicing application ...
    By Chris Nwamba Vue.js Node.js
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    How To Handle Command-line Arguments in Node.js Scripts

    In this article, you will learn how to use arguments in your Node.js scripts and then you will recreate the script with the commander library.
    By joshtronic Node.js
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    How To Use EJS to Template Your Node Application

    Learn how to use EJS as the view engine in your Express applications. Also learn about how to use partials and passing data to views and partials.
    By Chris Sev JavaScript Node.js
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    How To Get Started with Node.js and Express

    Learn how to use the Express framework in Node to create a web server.
    By Michael Auderer Node.js