Am I right in thinking that node.js is a "total" development platform, in much the same way as asp.NET, PHP and even classic ASP are?
There seems to be a lot of excitement about node.js which makes me a little nervious about it being yet another "flash in the pan" type technology that will fade away?
If I was going to go about learning node.js have you got any tips how I might start out, without frying my brian?
What is your goal in learning Node.js?
Create a website
Create a web app (like a chat)
Learning a new language ''for fun''
Good choice too, Node.js is asynchronous and quite easy to learn, even with obscure docs, and can be used for a lot of things. It is also a script, so it don t require to be compiled, but you better be on non-windows os, since node.js for windows can be a pain for devellopement.
If you want tips about where to start, you d better start by understanding asynchronous programming, it s the only "hard" part of this language.
This recipe can be found in it's original form on Stack Over Flow.