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Mastering Node

Mastering node is an open source eBook by node hackers for node hackers. I started this as a side project and realized that I don't have time :) so go nuts, download it, build it, fork it, extend it and share it. If you come up with something you wish to contribute back, send me a pull request.



Mastering node is written using the markdown files provided in ./chapters, which can then be converted to several output formats, currently including pdf, mobi, epub and of course html.

All Formats

$ make


Required by make book.pdf:

$ brew install htmldoc
$ make book.pdf


Required by make book.html:

$ gem install ronn
$ make book.html


Required by make book.epub: Requires Calibre

$ make book.epub


Required by make Requires Calibre

$ make


Contents of this eBook currently reference the following software versions:

  • node 0.2.0


All example source can be run simply by executing node against the file, for example:

  $ node src/events/basic.js


Node.js is an official trademark of Joyent. This work is not formally related to or endorsed by the official Joyent Node.js open source or commercial project.

Creative Commons License
Mastering Node by TJ Holowaychuk is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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