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By itself, Node is not a complete web application development platform and only delivers half a solution. To create business applications, developers must add node modules to persist information (e.g. jQuery), create HTML views (e.g. Jade.js), model views (e.g. Ember.js, SproutCore), RESTFul services (e.g. ActiveJS, Backbone,js).
Node is the equivalent to Apache Tomcat, a good foundation that is extended by development teams into a full-featured, feature-complete application platform. Node  is designed to write multi-purpose high performing asynchronous
servers. Node is deployed as a thin framework on top of V8 .
does not directly compete with Node. Currently,
Developer choice is supported in
currently extends basic asynch servers (e.g. Node.js, Tomcat) to deliver:
- Native support for web application development without requiring additional JS Frameworks
- Compatible with your favorite JS frameworks
- Built-in APIs for database access, file storage, email, JSON, web services, XML, and AtomPub
- Support for easy creation of REST applications/apis
- Low latency integration with Java code
- High performance
- Familiar Java server monitoring and management
If these features are important to your project, I encourage you to evaluate
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