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Jump Start Node.js by Don Nguyen

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Preface

One of the difficulties I had when trying to learn Node.js was how to get started. The references that I found either dealed with quasi-academic topics such as datagrams and event emitters, or else myopically focused on a topic without regard for the big picture. This book takes you through the complete process of building an application in Node.js. It starts with the canonical “Hello World” example, and goes on to build a real-time web application capable of sending trading information to thousands of connected clients.

What make Node.js different? First, it provides a unified language between the back end and front end. This means that all your thinking can be in a single language, with no cognitive overhead when switching from front ...

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