Chapter 1. Why Node.js?

Node.js is still relatively new compared to platforms such as .NET and Java, but has become very popular in a short time, and has even started influencing these platforms. This is thanks to its distinctive programming model, extensive ecosystem, and powerful tooling.

These factors make Node.js a compelling alternative to other platforms. They can also make it intimidating. Its distinctive programming model may seem quite alien compared to other platforms. The sheer range of available libraries and tools can be bewildering.

This book will guide you through Node.js so you can start using it in your applications. It will help you to understand Node.js, navigate its ecosystem, and leverage your existing development skills in ...

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