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Installing Node.js on CentOS/RedHat

Node.js, if you are not yet familiar with it, facilitates building event-driven server-side javascript services. Services built with Node.js go to sleep after instructing the operating system to wake them if a connection is made (via epoll, kqueue, /dev/poll or select). Additionally, each connection is only a small heap allocation, as opposed to spawning a 2M thread/child for each connection like some other popular web services.

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