Some of us are already familiar with Node.js and for some others, it is probably "another new development tool/language/standard that is getting popular but what the heck..".
Node.js is really getting popular + being used more and more each day and it deserves this attention with the flexibility and performance if offers.
What is Node.js?
A Node.js application can handle thousands of concurrent connections with minimum resource usage
Also, the ability to share code between the server and client-side is another plus. For ex: you can easily run the same form validation code on both sides.
How to learn Node.js?
There are already a good number of tutorials and (e)books on Node.js. Here are some great ones to start with:
There are many modules and resources to easily get going with Node.js. Also, some great open source applications built with it. Here they are:
The popular package manager for Node.js which can be used for installing and publishing Node programs.
Also, it can manage dependencies and the website has a package-search-engine.
A remote debugging tool built with Node.js and Socket.io which enables your mobile application to send/receive messages from other connected devices (mostly mobile in this case) to your desktop browser.
P.S. It was previously mentioned at WRD.
Socket.IO brings WebSockets real-time communications to every browser whether they support it or not.
It has several transport methods like WebSockets, Adobe® Flash® Socket or JSONP Polling and the best method for the client's browser is selected automatically.
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