Understanding Asynchronous Event-Driven Programming

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
– Alan Kay

Eliminating blocking processes through the use of event-driven, asynchronous I/O is Node's primary organizational principle. We've learned how this design helps developers in shaping information and adding capacity. Node lets you build and organize lightweight, independent, and share-nothing processes that communicate through callbacks and synchronize with a predictable event loop.

Accompanying the growth in the popularity of Node is a growth in the number of well-designed event-driven systems and applications. For a new technology to be successful, it must eliminate the existing problems, and/or offer to consumers a better ...

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