Building Office Add-ins Using Node.js

Christina Wheeler

by Christina Wheeler on 5/1/2015

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Andrew Connell presented a great session on Building Office Add-ins using Node.js. I haven't worked with Node.js yet but I am very impressed and excited to start working with it. I like the idea of being able to use this cross-platform environment for hosting JavaScript, allowing you to use one language across the entire stack.

What is Node.js?

  • Cross platform environment for hosting JavaScript
  • Facilitates end-to-end JavaScript environment
  • Ideal for network & I/O-based applications
  • Non-blocking, event driven
  • Open source
  • Managed by
    1. oNode.js Foundation
    2. Joyent

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