What is it
History of Node.js
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It works perfectly on Linux, Mac and Solaris OS. But to execute it on a Windows machine, a bit tweaking is required. One solution can be installing Cygwin emulation layer to get emulate the desired output.
Unique selling points in node js
Node js uses closures which completely exploit its inherent asynchronous nature. Linear programs can be written without having to care about synchronization and threading process. One major advantage of this framework is that it is quite a low level API and hence gives the developer a great degree of control . It was meant for real time communication and it accomplishes that pretty effectively. Ajax and json interaction seems to be smooth and easy. Also, the entire HTTP server is directly integrated into the code and is then out sourced to internet information server(IIS). Not only that, it is also capable of running TCP server.