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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Creating a Simple Server in Node.js Creating a Simple Server

a lot of this feels outdated and different from the current documentation.

is there any other substitute course that has same contents as this course. i have been taking the full stack js course and now i look at the node.js documentation and this video feels outdated. as i started from scratch to learn here i kinda feel lost because of this. should i consider buying courses from some other source or youtube for node.js or server side/building dynamic website. or is there any other way i can go around it or idk.. if i had programming experiences before im sure i would have been able to go thru but as this is all new for me im having issues..

4 Answers

lauralouise
lauralouise
14,851 Points
const http = require('http');

// const hostname = '127.0.0.1';
const port = 3000;

const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
  res.statusCode = 200;
  res.setHeader('Content-Type', 'text/plain');
  res.end('Hello World\n');
});

server.listen(port, () => {
  console.log(`Server running at http://treehouse-server:${port}/`);
});```

this is the code for this action taken from Node website on September 12, 2018. basically the same, only a different port, and variables are declared before the function, and the .listen method is not tacked on to the variable declaration. You should be able to use this. This should work!
Schaffer Robichaux
Schaffer Robichaux
21,728 Points

Hi Saud,

I had some initial confusion as well when copying the server set up code from the nodejs.org site ( https://nodejs.org/en/about/ ) into my workspace. The main difference between the content currently on the site and what Andrew is presenting is the usage of ECMAScript 2015/6 and nodejs.org making the code a bit more abstract by declaring constants for hostname and port.
After identifying those changes and tracking the declared constants to their method calls, you should be able to copy what Andrew is doing without much trouble. I recently completed the node.js portions of the full stack track and can honestly say that, despite it not having ECMAScript 2015 syntax, the remainder of the course is very enjoyable and current.

Hope that helps and please reach out if you get stuck

Your answer helps a lot thanks mate

Hey Saud, regarding your P.s; ps -aux wont work,

try ps aux instead.

Im currently on phone ill let you know when i try it. Thanks mate

its not working..

can anyone help me setting up node on my local machine i think it would give me a lot more practice and way to experiment.