Transcript from the "History of Node.js" Lesson
>> Let's get started. We already talked about takeaways and things like that. Let's start with the history of Node. So, I think it's important to see where Node has come and how we got here. It's just a bunch of stuff here, but I'm just gonna describe it in my own way.
[00:01:55] So we'll cover a lot of that. But it's been around since 2009, and since then, it's been adopted by the community. As you know, every hosting provider supports Node.js. It's probably one of the most popular server-side frameworks or server-side runtimes out there, and it's currently on version 18, which is what we'll be using today.
[00:02:16] So if you don't have that, don't worry about it. We'll go through my preferred method on how to install it. And there was a time where people thought Node.js was gonna die, like back when it was like on version 0.12, it kinda stagnated and there was no traction.
[00:02:32] So the community got fed up and like forked it and they made this thing called IO.js. That was so long ago. There was this whole thing. So someone made IO.js cuz they got sick of Node.js not being updated. And then that sparked a fire underneath Node.js like, all right, we'll get our shit together, and we'll update our stuff.
[00:02:51] So ever since then, there's been a lot of updates. Node.js has adopting a lot of things, there's like a board of smart people that come together and make sure things are up to date, it's following ECMO script, it's in feature parity with things that happening in the browser.
[00:03:04] So it's been taken seriously and things are popping off now. So yeah, and today a lot of people use Node.js in production for all different types of things, whether it's like a server, or proxy, build tools. If you've ever used React or any front end framework, 100% uses Node.js to build that framework.