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Full description Evented I/O for V8 javascript. Node's goalEvented I/O for V8 javascript. Node's goal is to provide an easy way to build scalable network programs. This is in contrast to today's more common concurrency model where OS threads are employed. Thread-based networking is relatively inefficient and very difficult to use. Node will show much better memory efficiency under high-loads than systems which allocate 2mb thread stacks for each connection. Furthermore, users of Node are free from worries of dead-locking the process, there are no locks. Almost no function in Node directly performs I/O, so the process never blocks. Because nothing blocks, less-than-expert programmers are able to develop fast systems. Node is similar in design to and influenced by systems like Ruby's Event Machine or Python's Twisted. Node takes the event model a bit further: it presents the event loop as a language construct instead of as a library. In other systems there is always a blocking call to start the event-loop. Typically one defines behavior through callbacks at the beginning of a script and at the end starts a server through a blocking call like EventMachine run(). In Node there is no such start-the-event-loop call. Node simply enters the event loop after executing the input script. Node exits the event loop when there are no more callbacks to perform.en there are no more callbacks to perform.
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Keywords Web  + , Web server  + , language  + , event  + , javascript  + , I/O  + , Google  +
Last review by Kelly Hopkins +
Last review date 5 May 2010  +
License BSD 3Clause + , BSD 2Clause + , Expat +
License verified by Kelly Hopkins  +
License verified date 5 May 2010  +
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Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
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Version date 21 March 2013  +
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