Why You Should Pay Attention to Node.Js

“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