Node.js

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Node.js

  • Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
  • Introduction to Node.js with with Ryan Dahl on YouTube. For some reason, his introduction leads me to believe that node.js is basically like REBOL's UniServe.
  • node.js is written on top of the Googel's V8 JavaScript Engine.
  • Callbacks, callbacks, callbacks.
  • Can be coupled with Redis? See the interactive Redis tutorial for a good introduction to what it does.
  • You can think of node.js as analogous to Twisted for Python.

Achievement Unlocked: This is really as far as I want to get into node.jsat this point in time.