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Pro JavaScript Development: Coding, Capabilities, and Tooling by Den Odell

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CHAPTER 14

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The Node.js Application Platform

In this chapter, we’re going to take a deliberate step away from client-side JavaScript code that runs in the browser and move toward the server-side realm instead, taking a close look at an application platform called Node.js, designed by and for JavaScript developers.

Image Note  JavaScript has a history on the server side. The first use of JavaScript in a product was not in fact within a web browser at all; it was within a server product released in 1994 called Netscape Enterprise Server, in which it served ...

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