Understanding and Developing Node Modules

Posted by naheeds on Aug 12, 2011 5:28 PM EDT
Packt Publishing; By David Herron
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Node is a newly-developed software platform that liberates JavaScript from the web browser, enabling it to be used as a general software development platform in server-side applications. It runs atop the ultra-fast JavaScript engine from the Chrome browser, V8, and adds in a fast and robust library of asynchronous network I/O modules. The primary focus of Node is on building high performance, highly scalable server and client applications for the "Real Time Web".</p> In this article we shall:</p>
  • Learn what a module is
  • Learn about the CommonJS module specification
  • Learn how Node finds modules

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