Node.js – Open-source, Cross-platform JavaScript

Node.js – Open-source, Cross-platform JavaScript

Description of Node.js:

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript (built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine) run-time environment that executes JavaScript code server-side.¬†This¬†JavaScript uses an event-driven architecture, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js’ package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world.

Node.js Profile:

Developer(s): Nodejs Developers, Joyent, contributors

Original author: Ryan Dahl

License: MIT

Development status: Active

Written in: C, C++, JavaScript

Type: Event-driven Networking


Initial release: May 27, 2009

Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, WebOS, NonStop OS


This JavaScript has an event-driven architecture capable of asynchronous I/O. These design choices aim to optimize throughput and scalability in web applications with many input/output operations, as well as for real-time Web applications (e.g., real-time communication programs and browser games).

Corporate users of Nodjs software include Yahoo, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Groupon, IBM, Rakuten, SAP, Tuenti, Voxer, Walmart, and Go Daddy!

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