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Pro TypeScript by Steve Fenton

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CHAPTER 6

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Running TypeScript on a Server

If it seems strange to you that Node achieves parallelism by running only one piece of code at a time, that's because it is. It's an example of something I call a backwardism.

—Jim R. Wilson

Running JavaScript on a server is not a new concept—Netscape Enterprise Server offered this feature as long ago as 1994. There are currently a whole host of server-side implementations of JavaScript running on more than six different script engines. As well as these pure JavaScript implementations, JavaScript can also be run within other platforms that supply a script host.

Although the JavaScript language is common ...

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