Server-side scripting

Node.js {4}

by Jason J

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 Node.js was developed in 2009 by Ryan Dahl it was created to address issues with efficiency of traditional  platforms which took far too long to communicate over the network, spending magnitudes of more time processing web requests and responses than other parts of applications. “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” (nodejs.org, 2013). read more...

Why You Should Use Node.js {4}

by Hieu H
Node.js is becoming one of the most popular frameworks. The main reason for this is that it takes a language that almost everyone already knows, Javascript, and let’s them use it for server-side scripting. Node focuses on being an event-driven language and emphasis is placed on low-latency and scalability.  Unlike other languages such as PHP and Ruby, Node is multi-threaded and can run many simultaneous threads at once, increasing both speed and throughput. This is important because the most time-intensive part of a web application is when the application talks to the database. Instead of doing nothing while waiting for the database response, Node can use its multi-threaded technology to do many other things. read more...