EFY Times  
Monday, November 24, 2014

 
GO
 
 

6 Things To Know About Node.JS
 
Home >> Infotech >> Features
 
6 Things To Know About Node.JS  
 
JavaScript with new tools and enhancements is flooding the horizon at a breakneck pace. Here are things you should know...   
Rate this news:  (5 Votes)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Node.js gives JavaScript coders easy access to tonnes of open source code packages. JavaScript with new tools and enhancements is flooding the horizon at a breakneck pace. Node.js, an open source runtime system invented in 2009 by Ryan Dahl is extending that reach to the server side. Node.js is becoming popular with coders everywhere and is being used to create APIs and building a new matrix of interoperability across the Internet. Joyent has been the chief sponsor of Node.js from the beginning.

Node.js, JavaScript, Open source, Server, Coders, Systems, Joyent, Operating systems, Express.js, Robots




According to www.infoworld.com, Node.js is not a JavaScript framework; several authors have written excellent frameworks specifically for Node.js, like Express.js, Restify.js, and Hapi.js. It is finding its way into Web applications, operating systems wrappers, microcontrollers and robots because Node.js is a stripped-down, highly customizable server engine, a proto-server. It will not do anything out of the box until you set it up. This proto-server is accept ready and responds to requests, some of which may initiate other requests to some other part of the system.

Node.js ships with workhorse connectors and libraries like HTTP, SSL, compression, file system access, and raw TCP and UDP. JavaScript is a great language for wiring these connectors. You can snap connectors onto the event loop easily. This lets you create a simple, dynamic Web server in just a few lines of JavaScript. Node.js is a runtime system that makes it easy to build a network or other event-driven application servers and here are six things you need to know about it:

• JSON has won: JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a practical, compound, wildly popular data exchange format. It enables JavaScript developers to construct APIs fast and foster interoperability. JSON's stark simplicity can be expressed in just five railroad parse diagrams, notably without the self-conscious preening of XML and the SOAP, XSD, WS-*, RELAX-NG. JSON and JavaScript have reinforced each other's importance. In the early days of the Web, dynamic data in the browser had to be manipulated, filtered, and operated by reasonably comprehensible non-plugin language like JavaScript. Regardless of its original network-presentable format, data needed to be marshaled into a JavaScript object.

• JavaScript is everywhere: JavaScript is a quirky, object-oriented, C-like language. It is used for developing applications in the browser with a new framework. With Node.js, JavaScript has spilled over to the server. Implementation teams have driven JavaScript interpreters forward, so that Google's V8 engine is fast enough to reside at the core of Node.js. JavaScript has the internal capability to handle the event loop mechanism in a straightforward way. Other languages are used by their own evented systems. Python has Twisted and Ruby have EventMachine. JavaScript also runs across many OS environments to support them in the browser. This, along with the libuv library sees to it that Node.js has a broad footprint. But the biggest force for JavaScript’s migration is the programmers, who have to do less mental context-switching between a Web browser and the server. There are efforts to unify the environments between client and the server so that code can run well in either location, further simplifying the model and increasing productivity.

• Sharing is encouraged: The ethos of the Node.js community is sharing. It is easy to share library code packages, technically, culturally, procedurally, and legally. The Node Package Manager is included with Node.js and has grown to a repository of nearly 50,000 packages, making it likely that another developer has already packaged up a solution to your problem. Node.js' namespace philosophy is essentially the absence of letting any author publish under an unused module name in the shared public repository. Sharing code under the MIT open source license is recommended in the community making it a cross-pollination of code relatively worry-free from an intellectual property perspective. Also, the community is engaged in binding interesting C libraries like computer vision and the Tesseract open source optical character library.

• Node Package Manager works broadly: Node Package Manager is the root of almost all deployment systems for Node.js and underlies the many PaaS providers making it somewhat easy to move smaller applications between providers. Its simple, dependable package management makes the Node ecosystem grow well.

• Batteries not included' minimalism: Node.js applications and core are broken down into small modules that are composed and shared. Each package and tool can be scoped tightly and crafted to be manageable. The low-barrier, carefree nature of creating a module encourages experimentation in the community and experimentation in the package population. When executed well, each package typically handles one task

• Instrumentation: Node.js is well instrumented for production usage. There are tools to help bring an application to full production readiness and performance. As with any maturing technology, there are areas where more documentation, tools, and best practices could be helpful. But Node.js prior to the release has a strong ground.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 20560)
 
Share

 
 
Infotech News
   
VivaConnect’s Children’s Day Celebration With Prayas
QinetiQ Acquires Seismic Processing And Imaging Capability From SR2020
Paragon Software Grants 50,000 Dictionary Licenses For Windows And Android Users To Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Tech Mahindra Announces Acquisition Of Lightbridge Communications Corporation
McAfee And Europol Combine Talents To Fight Cybercrime
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Teradata And MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices Within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture
15 Amazing Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Software
A Guide For Beginners, Planning To Start First Electronics Project
Here Comes A New Software To Detect And Auto-Repair Any Malware Damage
Microsoft Leapfrogs Exxon To Become World’s Second Most Valuable Company
5 Reasons Why Fedora 21 Is So Keenly Awaited!
Now An App Is Here To Tell You Why A Call Has Been Made!
10 Cool Raspberry Pi Projects You Can Involve With!
8 Must-Know Email Security Tips
Oracle Advances Data Integration Portfolio With Major Enhancements To Oracle GoldenGate 12c
Microsoft Announces Shut-Down Of Windows Server 2003 By July 2015
Dell Introduces Voice-Enabled Venue 7 and Venue 8 Tablets In India
Nokia Launches Nokia N1 Tablet Running On Android Lollipop
Find Out How Much Google Knows About You And Then Control It!
7 Tips To Make Your Online Search Experience Better
Cisco Releases It's Analytics Framework To Open Source!
 
   

Overall

Features
8 Most Useful Ajax And PHP Based Webmail Clients
These clients offer excellent user interface and sophisticated privacy protection and it allows users view HTML formatted email messages easily....
7 Best Free Archive Managers For Linux
Here we have compiled a list of seven best archive managers which can be used on daily basis....
8 Cyber-Crime Predictions For The Year To Come – 2015
So let's take a look at what are the most critical trends for 2015 when it comes to cyber-security....
12 Major Applications To Be Shipped With Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon
Let's have a look at 12 major applications integrated in the Cinnamon version of Mint 17.1 Rebecca....
8 Killer Music Streaming Clients For Linux Users
If you are both a lover of Linux and music, you must be aware of the best music streaming services on the Linux platform....
10 Cool Raspberry Pi Projects You Can Involve With!
Here we will list down what are the 10 best Raspberry Pi projects which you can involve with....
15 Amazing Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Software
We have a list of fifteen open source applications, for enterprises, small businesses as well as average users....
7 Most Useful Debian Goodies For Debian/Ubuntu Administrators And Users
There are some commands which will let you know which packages are occupying most disk space on your system or to get your hands upon the most recent ...
A Guide For Beginners, Planning To Start First Electronics Project
Take a look at what are most required to begin your first electronics project....
Learn The Best Ways To Scan And Delete Duplicate Files On Your Linux System
Duplicate files consume the maximum portion of the disk space and if a similar file is located in two different locations, then a symbolic link or a h...
5 Reasons Why Fedora 21 Is So Keenly Awaited!
So why are we waiting so eagerly for Fedora 21? Let's take a look at five reasons behind the excitement factor....
8 Must-Know Email Security Tips
We have eight tips for you to keep your email secure, and to follow these tips, you don't need to be tech-savvy. ...
Learn The Steps To Launch Minecraft On Your Linux System
You first need to get your Linux system ready to install Minecraft and the process remains almost same for all the Linux distributions....
10 Best JavaScript Libraries For Building Charts And Graphs
Most of these libraries are free and open source, but if you require some additional features, then there are paid versions too....
8 Killer Tools To Make Your App Development Experience Best Ever!
We have listed here eight most cutting-edge and coolest tools for app developers which will definitely improve your experience of mobile app creations...
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions