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Node: Up and Running--New from O'Reilly Media: Scalable Server-Side Code with JavaScript

Press release: May 1, 2012

Node: Up and Running

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Sebastopol, CA—"Node.js is powering sites for everyone from the hotest startups like Twitter, Uber, and Voxer to the world's biggest companies like Walmart, LinkedIn, and Yahoo!," says coauthor Tom Hughes-Croucher (@sh1mmer).

"We believe this book provides the insights that developers need to get started with Node and bring the advantages the technology offers to their work."

Node: Up and Running (O'Reilly Media, $34.99 USD) shows you how Node scales up to support large numbers of simultaneous connections across multiple servers, and scales down to let you create quick one-off applications with minimal infrastructure. Built on the V8 JavaScript engine that runs Google Chrome, Node is already winning the hearts and minds of many companies, including Google and Yahoo! This book shows you why.

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About the Authors

Tom Hughes-Croucher is a developer and technology evangelist. He's worked for and with numerous well known brands, including Yahoo!, NASA, Tesco, Three Telecom, and UK Channel 4. Tom has contributed to a number of web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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Mike has had the privilege of working with some of the largest and most influential brands in the world, including Disney, Microsoft and McDonalds. He has years of web development experience, designing and building everything from small business sites to large MMO server clusters hosting millions of players. In his free time Mike maintains his personal blog ( and contributes to forums and experiments with emerging frameworks and software. Mike lives in Vancouver with his wife and their three children.

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