As far as business benefits, I think there's a potential cost-savings story: 1) the architecture is asynchronous, which has some scalability benefits (smaller hardware requirements, or more requests on same hardware), 2) various developer productivity possibilities (lower development cost/time-to-market). Those are theoretical, to be sure, but the discussion is moot if I can't run it on my platform.

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What do you see as the true business benefits of node.js ?

Supposedly you can build server apps based on Javascript, but really do you want to :-) ?

It is an interesting concept though much like WebSockets, but I am not banking any commercial development on it at this point. At least not yet .

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I agree with this, but node.js is the technology I would like to see. Unfortunately, I think that'd be quite an effort because it's based on Google's V8 JavaScript engine and there's a lot of x86 specificity in that codebase.

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