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10 Apr 2015

Node JS : Steps to Create Restful Web App

Understanding Node JS

According to Wikipedia, Node.js is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications.Node.js applications are written in JavaScript, and can be run within the Node.js runtime on OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, NonStop and IBM i.

Why Node JS

Node.js uses JavaScript – a language known to millions of developers worldwide – thus giving it a much lower learning curve even for complete beginners. Using Node.js you can build simple Command Line programs or complex enterprise level web applications with equal ease. Node.js is an event-driven, server-side, asynchronous development platform with lightning speed execution. It is open source and cross-platform, running on OS X, Linux and Windows. It also has an open source community that produces amazing modules available for use in your project for additional functionalities. Node.js helps you to code the most complex functionalities in just a few lines of code.

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