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What are the differences between node.js and websockets?

My answer to What are the differences between node.js and websockets? on Quora

This is like asking “what’s the difference between PHP and HTTP”. Node.js is a technology framework you write code in. WebSockets is a protocol which can be implemented using a technology framework. You can use Node.js to implement the server-side aspect of WebSockets.

This is What are the differences between node.js and websockets? by Simon Willison, posted on 1st October 2012.

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