Thursday, November 28, 2013

How replacing Java with JavaScript is paying off for PayPal

Online payment service PayPal says swapping Java for node.js on its servers is allowing it to serve web pages more rapidly and simplifying the creation of server-side software.

PayPal has moved from building web applications using Java to using JavaScript in the browser and node.js on servers.

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime that allows engineers to build fast and scalable network applications using JavaScript. Node.js is suited to creating data-intensive, real-time applications that run across distributed devices using its event driven, non-blocking I/O model.

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