new to node

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

So the big new thing around here is node.js, by way of a javascript XMPP client library called converse.js that we stumbled on while trying to push the envelope for delivering chat services.

Fortunately it turns out that both node.js and its package manager, npm, are available as rpm packages for RHEL and Fedora. The version available for Fedora 19 and RHEL 6.5 (assuming you keep up with all the updates) is actually the latest stable release, which is always a good thing.

There are some pretty good tutorials and other resources available on the sites for these two interrelated frameworks.

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My name is Phil Lembo. In my day job I’m an enterprise IT architect for a leading distribution and services company. The rest of my time I try to maintain a semi-normal family life in the suburbs of Raleigh, NC. E-mail me at philipATlembobrothersDOTcom. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and not those of my employers, past, present or future (except where I quote others, who will need to accept responsibility for their own rants).