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Node.js is an event based, asynchronous I/O framework that uses Google's V8 JavaScript engine. Node.js is commonly used for heavy client-server JavaScript applications.

Useful sites to improve your code if you're new to node:

  • nodemanual - a collaborative effort the node community. Also acts has a handy meta reference for the API and Mozilla's canonical Javascript Reference/
  • - a collection of how to's written by one of the most innovative node PaaS in the industry.
  • node tuts - (Video) Pedro Teixeria walks you through creating a nodejs app from hello world to benchmarking. He also covers the often misunderstood subject of Streams.
  • nodeup - (Audio) Podcast brought to you by the finest brains in node universe. I highly recommend the deep dive series.