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RubySource: Looking Outside Ruby – Node.js

By Ian Oxley

In this, the latest in the Looking Outside Ruby series, we’re going to have a look at server-side JavaScript with Node. What is Node? Node is a set of libraries that enable JavaScript to run outside the browser, where the JavaScript in question is the V8 engine from Chrome. It’s main aim is to make it simple and easy to build network clients and servers.

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Ian Oxley has been building stuff on the Web professionally since 2004. He lives and works in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and often attends local user groups and meetups. He's been known to speak at them on occasion too. When he's not in front of a computer Ian can be found playing guitar, and taking photos. But not usually at the same time.

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