The CLI Book

Writing Successful Command Line Interfaces with Node.js

  • Robert Kowalski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Robert Kowalski
    Pages 1-13
  3. Robert Kowalski
    Pages 39-82
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 105-109

About this book


Learn everything that makes command line clients such as Git and npm so successful, and how to compose the best on your own. This book is your concise step-by-step guide to writing command line clients with Node.js. 

You'll start by discovering what is needed for a successful command line client and develop a solid foundation for practical skill. Next you will build an application based on learned principles in Node.js. The sometimes-puzzling world of streaming is fully explained with practical examples, as well as unit testing and integration testing. Lastly you'll explore a full range of tips and tricks designed to make the daily life of a software maintainer easier.

The Node.js ecosystem provides support for writing command line clients and has a thriving, very active community. With this book as your guide, you'll become a successful creator of your own command line clients. Make an impact in the areas you really care about using The CLI Book.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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