This presented an opportunity to Ryan Dahl, the creator of Node. What if you could bridge the gap? What if you could take the language that everyone knows and make it work outside of the browser with this new V8 machine?
These are just a few examples, but it’s not really limited in its application, certainly not to the web. It’s a general-purpose language that can do pretty much anything any other language can do.
Node is now competing with PHP, Python, and all the other back-end languages. They can work together if organized correctly, but it’s really a matter of choice.
ASP and PHP are particularly effective web languages because the learning curve is next to nothing for a beginner.
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