Browser as ultimate OS reason No. 10: Node.js
The package offers spectacular performance for some jobs simply by tossing aside the threaded model common in past generations. Instead it adopts the callback function, one of the idioms of browser programming, to juggle the workload. In the right hands, programmers can sidestep the dangers and produce a clean mechanism that dishes up the information from the server quickly and efficiently.
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