Then came in Jquery, the awesome thing to happen, all praises to John Resig for the invention. Implementing new functionalities became much easier. For the web developer it brought back fun to the work. You wouldn’t want to imagine a developer’s life without jQuery. And now it has become a de facto for the web.
Its driven by asynchronous design, It is said, that building real time applications is much easier, Its fast as compared to other popualr web servers, reading and writing to database is also much faster as compared to other programming language frameworks. I have not explored much deep it into it. But, companies like lnkedin, LocalResponse, IrisCouch and Voxer, have been using node.js to build much optimized lare-scale applications.
For a bit more information, i would recommend this inspiring article from VentureBeat ‘How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app‘.
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