Introduction to Node.js

Friday, Nov 20th
2:00pm to 2:40pm
Palm 5

Node.js is an open source run time environment for server sided JavaScript. It runs atop Google's V8 Engine. Its non-blocking IO and event-driven architecture allows optimal throughput and scalability. Node.js is quickly taking over the world with it's ability to run on anything from a server to even micro controllers. Node.js is perfect for quick prototypes, day-to-day use, and building heavily evented services. In this talk we will learn what makes Node.js perfect for these use cases as well as how to build a simple web service, interact with RabbitMQ, and use JavaScript on a micro controller.