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Alex Young (writer and editor of presents this session on building web apps with the server-side JavaScript framework, Node.js, and the web framework, Express.

We'll learn how to create Node-based Express apps, explore the overall ecosystem and recommended libraries, and gain enough knowledge to start building, testing and deploying applications straight away.

The talk will cover:

  • Package management with npm
  • Streamlining HTML and CSS with Jade and Stylus
  • Recommended database libraries
  • Sending emails
  • Package distribution with npm
  • Testing with Expresso and Zombie.js
  • Deployment recipes

Alex is a freelance developer and web app entrepreneur, writing JavaScript, Ruby, and Objective-C.

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The slides from Alex's talk can be seen at

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Async meets monthly in Brighton & Hove, UK, to learn, discuss and play with JavaScript and related web technologies.

We host talks, hack nights, show n' tells and community events, all of which are free.

Doors open 7.15pm, main session begins 7.45pm, we end around 9.30pm and continue nearby for an evening social.