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Introduction to Node.js

What is Node.js?

Node.js is an open-source server side runtime environment built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine for building highly scalable server-side application using JavaScript

Node.js can be used to build different types of applications such as command line application, web application, real-time chat application, REST API server etc

However, it is typically used to build network programs like web servers, similar to PHP, Java, or ASP.NET

Node.js was written and introduced by Ryan Dahl in 2009

Visit Wikipedia to know the history of Node.js

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