Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Gary Short and node.js

NxtGenUG are proud to announce that Gary Short is visiting Hereford on Monday 8th August 2011, to talk about Node.Js. It seems that Node.js is gaining momentum in the developer community.

Gary's presentation will cover a quick introduction to Node.js before going on to de-construct a network appliance application written in Node.js. By the end of the session you will have a better appreciation for this language which is sure to become more important in the coming years.

According to WIKI:-
Node.js is an event-driven I/O server-side JavaScript (built on V8 JavaScript engine) environment for Unix-like platforms. It is intended for writing scalable network programs such as web servers. It was created by Ryan Dahl in 2009, and its growth is sponsored by Joyent, which employs Dahl. Node.js is similar in purpose to Twisted for Python, Perl Object Environment for Perl, libevent for C and EventMachine for Ruby. Unlike most JavaScript, it is not executed in a web browser, but is instead a form of server-side JavaScript. Node.js includes a REPL environment for interactive testing.

HTTP Server version of hello world in Node.js:
var http = require('http');
http.createServer(function (request, response) {
    response.writeHead(200, {'Content-Type': 'text/plain'});
    response.end('Hello World\n');
If you would like to find out more then please register on the NxtGenUG site. The event is FREE for non members, details on how to find us are:-

Shire Hall
Union Street

Monday, August 08, 2011, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We hope to see you there.

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