DEV Community

Edison Ade
Edison Ade

Posted on

What is Node JS ?

Node.js is a very popular open source javascript runtime environment which is used to develop network applications. Node JS has gained massive popularity and now is used by thousands of developers all over the world for server-side programming.

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses event-driven, non-blocking I/O for file system access, networking, and other API calls, allowing it to support thousands of concurrent connections with near-zero programming latency.

You can make really cool real-time web applications using Node Js. There are a whole bunch of libraries and modules available to help you achieve this.

Node JS is a fast growing platform for running JS based applications outside of the browser.

Node JS has rocked the world of web application and making some big waves in the tech market. It’s been around for quite some time back in 2009 but is now widely used. (Initial release May 27, 2009)

What do you think ? Share your knowledge with the community.

Discussion (0)