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Node.js Version 0.2.0

The second release update to Node.js is out today.

Node.js is an event driven JavaScript server. The goal of Node is to provide an easy way to build scalable network programs. Rather than using thread-based networking, Node tells the operating system (through epoll, kqueue, /dev/poll, or select) that it should be notified when a new connection is made, and then it goes to sleep.

“If someone new connects, then it executes the callback.” According the Node Web site, “Each connection is only a small heap allocation.”

Version 0.2.0 fixes several critical bugs including an OpenSLL 100 percent CPU usage on error bug. Node is now built with V8 2.3.8.

To understand Node, visit Felix Geisendorfer’s blog post “Understanding node.js.”

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