What is Node.js

  • Server-side JavaScript platform
  • Built on Google’s V8 JavaScript runtime
  • Goal: Efficiently build fast, scalable, ‘real-time’ network applications
  • Event-oriented, non-blocking, asynchronous I/O framework
  • Thousands of concurrent connections with minimal overhead
  • Benefits:
    • Same JavaScript language on client and server side – full stack development
    • Availability of JavaScript talent
    • Greater productivity and integration with JSON APIs

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