Getting started with Node.js

Learn what Node.js is and how to get started using it in this brief introduction.

Andrew Glover, CTO, App47

Andrew GloverAndrew Glover is a developer and mobile technology enthusiast. He's currently the CTO of App47 and is the founder of the easyb behavior-driven development (BDD) framework. He is also the co-author of three books: Continuous Integration, Groovy in Action, and Java Testing Patterns. You can keep up with Andrew by reading his blog and by following him on Twitter.



02 January 2014

In this demo, Andrew Glover introduces Node.js, a server side implementation of JavaScript built on top of Google's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js is finding a home among web developers, both for its ability to handle concurrency and because it was built with web development in mind. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to write and comprehend, and asynchronous callbacks make it extremely powerful. Once an app is written, it can be deployed to any number of PaaS providers, for maximum scalability.

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