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Platform for building server-side network applications in JavaScript.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome's V8 JavaScript engine.

Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Node.js' package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of libraries in the world.

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Leaders and contributors

Ryan Lienhart Dahl Original Author

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Software prerequisites

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 September 2015.


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