In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Socket-io books and tutorials can help fill your brain this January and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- Socket.IO Cookbook (2015)
- WebSocket (2015)
- Socket.IO Real-time Web Application Development (2013)
- Express in Action: Writing, building, and testing Node.js applications (2016)
- Node.js in Action (2013)
- BEANS (2014)
- Single Page Web Applications (2013)
- Smashing Node.js (2012)
- Sails.js Essentials (2016)
Socket.IO Cookbook (2015)
Author(s): Tyson Cadenhead
Until recently, creating desktop-like applications in the browser meant using inefficient Ajax or Comet technologies to communicate with the server. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how to use WebSocket, a protocol that enables the client and server to communicate with each other on a single connection simultaneously. No more asynchronous communication or long polling!
Author(s): Andrew Lombardi
Author(s): Rohit Rai
Author(s): Evan Hahn
Node.js in Action (2013)
Node.js in Action is an example-driven tutorial that starts at square one and guides you through all the features, techniques, and concepts you’ll need to build production-quality Node applications. You’ll start by learning how to set up your Node development environment, including loading the community-created extensions. Next, you’ll run several simple demonstration programs where you’ll learn the basics of a few common types of Node applications.
Author(s): Mike Cantelon, Marc Harter
Author(s): Brendon Co
Single Page Web Applications (2013)
Author(s): Michael Mikowski, Josh Powell
Author(s): John Larsen
Smashing Node.js (2012)
Author(s): Guillermo Rauch
Sails.js Essentials (2016)
Sails.js makes it easy to build custom, enterprise-grade Node.js apps. It is designed to emulate the familiar MVC pattern of frameworks, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with a scalable, service-oriented architecture. This book will provide practical examples to get you started with Sails.js and get you develop production-ready apps in no time. We will take you from a Node.js web server and single threading system to a general MVC architecture.
Author(s): Shaikh Shahid
Best Socket.io Books to Master the Technology
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Socket-io books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Let’s Build a Multiplayer Phaser Game: With TypeScript, Socket.IO, and Phaser
Author(s): Oscar Lodriguez
ID: 2295633, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Author(s): David Mark Clements
ID: 1527336, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
Socket.IO Real-time Web Application Development
Author(s): Rohit Rai
ID: 1159339, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.