Node.js is a very powerful JavaScript based framework/platform built on Google Chrome’s JavaScript V8 Engine. It is used to delevop I/O intensive web applications like video streaming sites, single page applications and other web application. Node.js is open source, completely free, and used by thousands of developers around the world.

What is Node.js?

Node.js is a server side platform built on Google Chrome’s JavaScript Engine(V8 Engine). Node.js was developed by Ryan Dahl in 2009 and it’s latest version is v0.10.36. Defintion of Node.js as put by its official documentation is as follows:

[callout font_size=”13px” style=”vistablue”]Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices..[/callout]

Node.js is an open source, cross-platform Runtime Environment for server-side and networking applications. Node.js applications are written in JavaScript, and can be run within the Node.js runtime on OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.

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