Node is a huge topic that can, and has, filled books in its own right. So, it’s not covered much here, but it’s important to know about. From the Node team: “As an asynchronous event-driven framework, Node.js is designed to build scalable network applications.” Well, that sounds all fine and dandy, but what are you going to use Node for? The answer to this is, you won’t really.
It is important to note that Node.js is a “server-side” framework that you can use for all sorts of applications, and the use of it in this book is to enable front-end development tools. For the uses covered in this book, install Node on your development machine and not on your web server.
To install Node, visit the Node website at https://nodejs.org.