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CoffeeScript Programming with jQuery, Rails, and Node.js by Michael Erasmus

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Summary

In this chapter, we completed our tour of the CoffeeScript ecosystem by exploring Node.js as a fast, event-driven platform that lets you use JavaScript or CoffeeScript to write server applications. I hope that you have been given a glimpse of the joy of being able to write web applications using CoffeeScript on the server as well as in the browser at the same time.

We also spent some time with some of the wonderful open source libraries and frameworks that have been written for Node.js, like expressjs, connect, and Socket.IO and have seen how we can successfully use npm to manage dependencies and modules in our applications.

Our sample application was exactly the kind of thing that you would use Node.js for, and we saw how its event-driven ...

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