Using Node.js with Visual Studio Code

Developers, have you heard about Visual Studio Code? Far more than a text editor, it works cross platform, looks great, has a ton of cool features, and is becoming increasingly popular! Check it out, with the always-entertaining experts Stacey Mulcahy and Rami Sayar, and see how to use Visual Studio Code to create sites using Node.js (one of the easiest and fastest ways to develop real-time apps on the web today).

Walk through the tool's features, learn how to customize them, and explore the key commands. See how to create a basic REST API using Node.js with Express, connect your web app to a database, and learn how to debug Node.js apps using Visual Studio Code. Plus, see how to deploy your sites to Microsoft Azure, and create, test, and schedule Azure Web Jobs. Join us for helpful demos and lots of practical tips on making the most of this exciting tool.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Introduction to Express
  • Express and Databases
  • Building a Front End for Your Express Web Apps
  • Debugging and Deploying Node.js
  • Extending Node.js with Azure Web Jobs
Instructor Team
Stacey Mulcahy | Microsoft Technology Evangelist

Mulcahy is a developer, writer, tinkerer, speaker, and teacher, in addition to being a Microsoft Technology Evangelist. Her work has earned her well-deserved admiration in the technology community. She has spoken at more than 45 events all over the world, including FITC in Toronto. Stacey has been published in Slate and Huffington Post and has contributed to several O'Reilly publications as a technical editor. She teaches in academic programs and industry workshops, and she regularly hosts technology webcasts.

Rami Sayar | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @ramisayar

Rami Sayar is a technologist who is passionate about the intersection of art, design, and the web. For the past five years, he has been experimenting with the bleeding edge of emerging technologies, determined to find use for them in everyday life.

In his current role as a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Canada in Montreal, Rami covers technical areas, such as open source technologies, open data, and cloud computing, in addition to growth hacking and marketing. He is a frequent international speaker and has spoken at prestigious conferences, including FITC, KWS, and TEDxHEC Montreal. At TEDxHEC, he conducted a very memorable live experiment with the crowd, dealing with large-scale collaborative storytelling. Rami is prevented from sleeping by his curiosity for experimentation, his insistence on shipping high-quality code, and his goal of helping startups survive the grind. Follow Rami Sayar on his blog.

Live Event Details
July 29, 2015
9am‒5pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Experienced web developers and designers looking to expand their skill sets

Familiarity with JavaScript and HTML5. If you'd like to refresh your knowledge of Node.js, check out the Building Apps with Node.js Jump Start.