ChapterÂ 1.Â What is Node.js?
Node isnât always the solution, but it does solve some important problems.
Node.js. Itâs the latest in a long line of âAre you cool enough to use me?â programming languages, APIs, and toolkits. In that sense, it lands squarely in the tradition of Rails, and Ajax, and Hadoop, and even to some degree iPhone programming and HTML5. Go to a big technical conference, and youâll almost certainly find a few talks on Node.js, although most will fly far over the head of the common mortal programmer.