Sunday, December 25, 2016

What is Node.js?

  • Event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient
  • Uses google's  Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine 
  • JavaScript which runs on your computer
  • Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world

Use case:
  • Access files in the computer
  • Listen to network traffic on our computer
  • Listen to http request in my machine
  • Access database directly

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