Welcome to Node.js! This lesson is an overview of what Node.js is and why it is awesome!
Node.js quickly exploded with popularity. This can be seen clearly by an overall comparison of module counts made over the past several years. Tons of major companies use Node.js. Some big hitters would be eBay, GoDaddy, Heroku, LinkedIn, Microsoft and PayPal.
Now that you have a bit of background on what Node.js is and how it is put together you are much better suited to use this powerful technology. Node.js is a valuable skill to have at your disposal and opens the door for all kinds of useful applications. So let's get started!