A sane definition of node.js

If you’re a regular reader of Hacker News, then you’ve no doubt seen multiple posts on something called node.js. I had an idea of what it was and knew it had something to do with Google’s V8 Javascript interpreter, but still lacked a good understanding. Here’s an article that will clear it up for you. Easy to read and easy to understand.


Node is a server-side JavaScript interpreter that changes the notion of how a server should work. Its goal is to enable a programmer to build highly-scalable applications and write code that handles tens of thousands of simultaneous connections on one, and only one, physical machine