Wes P.
wrlpbass
Boston, MA
Post #: 20
Why is Node.JS getting so much attention? What are the advantages?
bob q.
bob_quinn
Waltham, MA
Post #: 3
Basically, its server-side Javascript, that lets you leverage your JS skills uniformly on both client and server (replacing PHP, Python, and .NET). It also provides asynchronous i/o, which means you don't need to wait for network or database responses --they notify you when they're done-- which just makes things easier. Here's a good summary: http://chetansurpur.c...­

That said, it's important to consider its scalability issues: A look inside reveals it's not all perfume and roses: http://pages.citebite...­

Disclaimer: I haven't used it, I've only looked into it and decided to stick with PHP and Python, thank-you very much. :)
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