Node.js Crash Course

Traversy Media is at it again, this time with a crash course in Node.js. The single video course takes right at an hour and a half, and it delves into the core concepts of working with Node.js. It teaches users how to create an HTTP server from scratch, and in so doing, walks students through the fundamentals in a real-world setting.

Created by: Brad Traversy

Produced in 2019

What you will learn

  • Installing Node.js.
  • Modules
  • Event logging
  • HTTP
  • Creating a server
  • Deploying to Heroku

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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

node js Awards Best Crash Course

In this crash course we will explore Node.js fundamentals including modules such as path, url, fs, events and we will create an HTTP server from scratch without Express and deploy to Heroku.



    • All of the code is available for download, allowing users to get as deep into it as they like.
    • Course does a great job of getting into the root actions and understanding to complete tasks covered in the video.
    • Tutorial covers a shocking amount of ground in a short span without being overwhelming.
    • Information is a bit disorganized. You may have to go through the entire tutorial multiple times to grasp some concepts.
    • Content has not been updated. Newest version of Node has some subtle syntax changes that can challenge users.
    • This is a content blitz. Some users will have to go back, slow down or repeat to really grasp it.

Instructor Details

Brad Traversy

Brad Traversy has been programming for around 12 years and teaching for almost 5 years. He is the owner of Traversy Media which is a successful web development YouTube channel and specializes in everything from HTML5 to front end frameworks like Angular as well as server side technologies like Node.js, PHP and Python. Brad has mastered explaining very complex topics in a simple manner that is very understandable. Invest in your knowledge by watching Brad's courses.



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By Pedro Batista on 03/17/2020

man, I didn't spent just an hour and a half here! I was watching it through the course of like, ten/fifteen hours. I was testing the features you were presenting, doing little experiments, reading the documentation and watching other videos. I can say that your video is a good study guide.

This helped me so much. Definitely one of the best tutorials I've ever seen.

By Mysbubblan on 02/25/2019

Thank you for another great crash course, Brad, I really appreciate the time you put in to make all these! The only problem I have after watching your videos is that I cant double like! ;)

By flow on 10/10/2019

Thank you so much to make this quality course about node.js. It was a pleasure to work with you during 1 and half an hour !

By Kelly Cookson on 05/02/2019

I found this crash course to be really helpful. I definitely recommend it.

By 19cornholio90 on 09/27/2019

Great video!! Really the first nodeJS video I've come across where everything I wanted to know was explained clearly and concisely.

By j4g0 on 03/02/2019

Well, it's actually a lot longer than just watching an hour and a half since I also have to debug my mess :P Really appreciate the video though since it's a great way to starting to understand what some frameworks do.

By Andr Sndergaard on 02/24/2020

First time trying NodeJS and this was an excellent introduction to it, and a great tutorial.

By LordPoozzab on 06/15/2019

I found it very informative and it has helped me figure out where to begin. I'm going to recommend this to my friends.

By Namelessness on 10/06/2019

Really, really, really great. I just don't know how... To explain how great of a tutorial this is.

By Alex Merz on 04/04/2019

It was refreshing to see a minor nodejs reference work rather than an explanation by means of an example project. You are one of the best programming teachers for sure!

By Georgi Yanev on 03/15/2019

Awesome video! Super insightful and really gives you a complete overview of the entire process!