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Node Web Development

Cover of Node Web Development by David Herron Published by Packt Publishing

Why should you use Node?

The JavaScript language is very popular due to its ubiquity in web browsers. It compares favorably against other languages while having many modern advanced language concepts. Thanks to its popularity there is a deep talent pool of experienced JavaScript programmers out there.

It is a dynamic programming language with loosely typed and dynamically extendable objects, that can be informally declared as needed. Functions are a first class object routinely used as anonymous closures. This makes JavaScript more powerful than some other languages commonly used for web applications. In theory these features make developers more productive. To be fair, the debate between dynamic and non-dynamic languages, or between statically ...

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