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1. Introduction to Node.js

Caio Ribeiro Pereira

(1)São Vicente - SP, São Paulo, Brazil

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What Is Node.js?

Node.js is a low-level, highly scalable platform. It was created explicitly to be an experiment in asynchronous processing. Using Node.js, you will program directly with many network and Internet protocols or use libraries that have access to operating system (OS) resources. To program in Node.js you only need to master JavaScript language; that’s right, only JavaScript! ...

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