Getting started with developing Node.js

A session at [Async]: An introduction to Node.js

Thursday 26th May, 2011

7:45pm to 9:00pm (GMT)

Node.js is an extremely high performance server-side JavaScript framework. It solves the same problems as server-side tools such as PHP, Django or Ruby on Rails, using JavaScript as the programming language and with a focus on non-blocking, highly concurrent event-based programming.

Phil, who works as Technical Director for London agency The Team, has been experimenting with Node in his spare time for about a year or so. In that time, the framework has undergone some significant changes. At this Async session, he’ll be talking about his experiences and giving some tips to those who are keen to get started quickly. From installing Node.js locally, to deploying it to serve your websites and web apps, we will look at examples and strategies for getting up and running.

The session is targeted at those who are new to NodeJS or are keen to go from ‘Hello World‘ to a more useful application. We’ll look at the fast shifting landscape of Node.js modules and its supporting frameworks, and identify tools to help with your project development.

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Phil Hawksworth

Web geek, skier, coffee lover, bad dancer. Technical Director at R/GA

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Time 7:45pm9:00pm GMT

Date Thu 26th May 2011

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