Saturday, November 12, 2011

Why Node?


From the Node wiki
Node.js is a server-side JavaScript environment that uses an asynchronous event-driven model. This allows Node.js to get excellent performance based on the architectures of many Internet applications.
I used to feel that JavaScript was a toy language, only good for web page eye candy. I've got to admit that it's idioms and patterns have grown on me.

I like the idea of being able to use JavaScript on the server side of things, as well as some of the performance aspects.

Plus I just found out about a hacker-friendly, Linux based embeded board that encludes Node: the BeagleBone. Given my interest in small systems (like Arduino, etc), it seems like a good path to explore.

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