You're smart. You know your way around your laptop and your iPhone. Maybe you spend more time in excel and powerpoint than on the command line. You're not an engineer but you've played with some HTML and CSS. Maybe not. Point is, you've been hearing about this Node.js thing and you want to know if it's for you. Maybe I can help.
First, just a little about me... in July I joined Nodejitsu as COO. What's that mean? For the purposes of this discussion, not a whole lot. What's more important is that I'm an application developer and I'm new to Node. In this post, I'll discuss a lot of the things that attracted me to Node.
What is Node?
Wow, is it fast!
Node uses an asynchronous event-driven model. This means that it can make more efficient use of resources to do more things at one time and is an excellent fit for the architectures of many Internet applications. This model also makes these applications easier, and more intuitive for engineers to create.
Facilitation of engineer AND code versatility
Yeah, we think it's pretty cool too
This is of course, just a taste. Here are some other excellent resources to get you started.
Also, check us out on the Twitter (@Nodejitsu), read some of the other articles on our blog, or maybe attend some of our future training sessions. We also write a tremendous amount of open-source code that you can utilize in your applications.