Hands-on Node.js

The Node.js introduction and API reference

Ranked #37 in Node.js

At the European JSConf 2009, a young programmer by the name of Ryan Dahl, introduced a project he had been working on. This project was a platform that combining Google's V8 Javascript engine and an event loop. The project then took a different direction from other server-side Javascript platforms: all I/O primitives were event-driven, and there was no way around it. Leveraging the power and simplicity of Javascript, it turned the difficult task of writing asynchronous applications into an
easy one. Since receiving a standing ovation at the end of his talk, Dahl's project has been met...

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