There's no shortage of Node.js tutorials out there, but most of them cover specific use cases or topics that only apply when you've already got Node up and running. I see comments every once and awhile that sound something like, "I've downloaded Node, now what?" This tutorial answers that question and explains how to get started from the very beginning.
Sometimes we like to make short videos, because, well, sometimes it’s easier to get it when you can see it. The most recent addition is a brief overview of the Express framework
Basic authentication can be a quick and efficient way to protect your content. Combined with SSL it’s also very secure. This article describes how to add basic authentication to a Node.js Express application.
Once you learn a little bit of Node.js you find that modules make life much easier. One of the most popular and useful is Express. It carries a lot of similarities to the Ruby framework, Sinatra. This makes it a great tool for building REST APIs. This article will teach how to use Express and build a basic REST API.
Using sessions to keep track of users as they journey through your site is key to any respectable application. Luckily, as usual, using Express with your Node.js application makes it super simple to get sessions up and running.
One of the great things about Node.js is that it has a built in HTTP server. This means you don't need Apache or nginx. This means serving a static site can be done in few lines of code. This article goes into how this can be achieved.