Yesterday I was invited to speak at ShareThis in Palo Alto about Node.JS. This talk covers a general overview to Node.JS and what it is useful for.
Thanks to ShareThis for hosting and Isaac Mosquera for organizing!
Much has been made of the performance and scalability of Node.JS and there has been plenty of hype. The following remarks are all true, but they don't tell the whole story:
Node.JS is modular.
Node.JS is async, event-driven.
Node.JS is fast (for some definition of fast).
Node.JS is fun.
Learn what the technology is really useful for and how to best leverage it within your organization.