What is Node?

Node came about when the original developers took JavaScript, something you could usually only run inside the browser, and they let it run on your machine as a standalone process. This means that we could create applications using JavaScript outside the context of the browser.

Now, JavaScript previously had a limited feature set. When I used it in the browser, I could do things such as update the URL and remove the Node logo, adding click events or anything else, but I couldn't really do much more.

With Node, we now have a feature set that looks much more similar to other languages, such as Java, Python, or PHP. Some of these are as follows:

  • We can write Node applications using the JavaScript syntax
  • You can manipulate your ...

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