What Is Node?

What Is Node?

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by Brett McLaughlin
     
 

Node.js. It’s the latest in a long line of “Are you cool enough to use me?” programming languages, APIs, and toolkits. In that sense, it lands squarely in the tradition of Rails, and Ajax, and Hadoop, and even to some degree iPhone programming and HTML5.

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll hear that Node.js (or, as it’s more

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Node.js. It’s the latest in a long line of “Are you cool enough to use me?” programming languages, APIs, and toolkits. In that sense, it lands squarely in the tradition of Rails, and Ajax, and Hadoop, and even to some degree iPhone programming and HTML5.

Dig a little deeper, and you’ll hear that Node.js (or, as it’s more briefly called by many, simply “Node”) is a server-side solution for JavaScript, and in particular, for receiving and responding to HTTP requests. If that doesn’t completely boggle your mind, by the time the conversation heats up with discussion of ports, sockets, and threads, you’ll tend to glaze over. Is this really JavaScript? In fact, why in the world would anyone want to run JavaScript outside of a browser, let alone the server?

The good news is that you’re hearing (and thinking) about the right things. Node really is concerned with network programming and server-side request/response processing. The bad news is that like Rails, Ajax, and Hadoop before it, there’s precious little clear information available. There will be, in time — as there now is for these other “cool” frameworks that have matured — but why wait for a book or tutorial when you might be able to use Node today, and dramatically improve the maintainability.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449314484
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
92,933
File size:
4 MB

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What Is Node? 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
wagnerclassiccars More than 1 year ago
This 20 some odd paged booklet was a quick overlook at Node. It is not going to be a ground breaking study to programmers
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It seems that few body concenttrate this plain explain.
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