What is node.js?

Node.js, an open source, cross-platform runtime environment, is used for server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications are written in JavaScript and even uses the Google V8 JavaScript engine to execute code (http://goo.gl/yoq9ij). The main reason node.js was created was to create real-time websites with push capabilities (such as gmail.com). Node.js uses non-blocking, event-driven I/O. This allows it to be lightweight and efficient with data-intensive, real-time apps. ------ What would you use node.js? ------ Examples include, chat, queued inputs, data streaming, server-side proxies, exposing JSON objects with a REST API ------ Who uses node.js? ------ Yahoo, Uber, Voxer, Paypal, and many others ------- Resources --------- Website to install: http://nodejs.org/ Read more about why you should use node.js: http://goo.gl/Xdqasb Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Node.js

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