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July 12, 2010

Impressive Node

NodeJS is just getting hot. Some programmers who used PHP, JAVA, Ruby on Rails are now switching to nodeJS 12.

Why nodeJS is attractive?

(1) NodeJS is blood simple to create web applications.

The following lines able to create a Hello World web application.


var http = require(‘http’);

http.createServer(function (req, res) {
res.writeHead(200, {‘Content-Type’: ‘text/plain’});
res.end(‘Hello World\n’);
}).listen(8124, “”);
console.log(‘Server running at’);

var http = require(‘http’);http.createServer(function (req, res) {  res.writeHead(200, {‘Content-Type’: ‘text/plain’});  res.end(‘Hello World\n’);}).listen(8124, “”);console.log(‘Server running at’);


(2) NodeJS is essentially one type of CommonJS. CommonJS is gaining popularity.

(3) It uses Google V8 event Javascript engine. It is fast and stable.

Some useful resources:

(1) Want to get started quickly?

A: Howtonode B: Nodeblogs C: Projects in GitHub D: Easy to follow tutorials  1 2 3 4 5

(2) NodeJS based Frameworks/Applications

A: Expressjs B: Mongoose C: Hummingbird D: Kiwi

More updates of NodeJS will be followed in the near future!

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