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Why You Should Pay Attention to Node.Js

Nov 08, 2011, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"What is node.js? For the technical audience, Joyent's Ryan Dahl's (the original author) presentation is an excellent place to start. Wikipedia describes Node.js is an evented I/O framework for the V8 JavaScript engine (yes, the one that ships with Chrome), while Dahl's deck describes it more prosaicly as a 'set of bindings to the V8 javascript VM' that allows developers "to script programs that do I/O in javascript. Conceptually, it's not dissimilar to EventMachine or Twisted, but node.js takes the concept further

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