Introducing Node.js ©2018 STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Why are we using Node.js? Node.js has been chosen for this course for a number of reasons: ◦ It is particularly easy to setup ◦ For the sake of learning, it will be much easier on you to learn one programming language for both the frontend and backend rather than to learn one programming language for the frontend and another on the backend. ◦ There are many node packages available for you to use ◦ Node.js promotes extremely modular code, making it easy to organize your code ◦ Node.js scripts can be run via the command line, making it very easy to test your code without building out your actual web applications, but rather making and running other scripts. You can then phase your code into a web application in a more natural way. ©2018 STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
What is a module? Generally, a module is an individual unit that can be plugged into another system or codebase with relative ease. Modules do not have to be related, allowing you to write a system that allows many different things to interact with each other by writing code that glues them all together.
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