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Node.js: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tomasz Cejner

Over past few years, JavaScript paved the way from browser scripting language to world of server side. There have been some attempts in the past, but most recent one captured big attention and excitement.

Node.js is scalable, event-driven environment for building network programs using JavaScript. It is built on top of V8 engine that compiles JavaScript into machine’s native code and asynchronous I/O toolkits for each supported platform.

Node concurrency model is based on asynchronous event processing instead of creating threads for every connection, which may show much better memory efficiency. Let’s see if Node is a silver bullet, a new killer application stack that will rule the backend world.

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