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Node.js Web Development - Third Edition by David Herron

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Why should you use Node.js?

Among the many available web application development platforms, why should you chose Node.js? There are many stacks to choose from; What is it about Node.js that makes it rise above the others? We will see in the following sections.

Popularity

Node.js is quickly becoming a popular development platform with adoption from plenty of big and small players. One of those is PayPal, who are replacing their incumbent Java-based system with one written in Node.js. For PayPal's blog post about this, visit https://www.paypal-engineering.com/2013/11/22/node-js-at-paypal/. Other large Node.js adopters include Walmart's online e-commerce platform, LinkedIn, and eBay.

Since we shouldn't just follow the crowd, let's look at technical ...

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