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Entries tagged webdevelopment, nodejs in Jan

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In simple terms, what is node.js?

It’s server-side programming, like PHP. The language you write the server-side code in is JavaScript (specifically the JavaScript version supported by Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, which was originally written for the Chrome web browser).

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How does Linkedin use Node.js?

They use it for the backed for their mobile app. Here’s an article with more information: http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/1...

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