What is all the fuss about Node Js?
LinkedIn opted for Node.js from Ruby on Rails to serve their mobile traffic and that reduced the number of servers from 30 to 3 and made the applications 20 times swifter. PayPal recorded a 35% decline in their response time at the same time doubled requests per second after using Node.js applications.
Companies such as PayPal, Uber, Netflix Walmart, Yahoo, etc. rely on Node for a large chunk of their application portfolio.Node Js speed is amazing.
Are you convinced it is worth learning? Yes? Ok great!
What is Node JS?
What can you build with Node?
- Chat applications/servers
- Your version of Google Hangout or Skype?
- Instant messaging services apps
- Full eCommerce platforms
- Online gaming apps
The list is endless.....
How to download and install Node
In most cases download the stable version. i.e recommended for most users.
Follow the installation instructions on this website to guide you.
Congratulations! you just installed Node. Let us check on our command prompt if node was installed. To check if Node was successfully installed, typenode -von your command prompt ornode --version