Introducing Node.js

Learn how to create JavaScript applications outside the browser thanks to a technology called Node.js.

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A bit of history

To understand what Node.js (or Node for short) is, we have to travel back in time to the 2000s. As JavaScript was becoming increasingly important for improving the user experience on the web, web browser designers spent a considerable amount of resources on executing JS code as fast as possible. In particular, the Chrome JavaScript engine, codenamed V8, became open source in 2008 and was a huge step forward in general performance and optimization.

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