Node.js for Java developers

Lightweight, event driven I/O for your web apps

From the developerWorks archives

Andrew Glover

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: November 29, 2011

Node.js untangles concurrency by replacing the Java platform's standard, multithreaded approach with single-threaded, event-driven I/O. In this article, Andrew Glover introduces Node.js and explains why its event-driven concurrency has sparked so much interest, even among die-hard Java developers. He then shows you how to leverage Node's Express framework, Mongolian DeadBeef, and MongoDB to build a concurrent, scalable, and persistent web application.

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