Media praise for Node: Up and Running

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"The book is clear and approachable and is probably the best place to start if you want to kick the tires on Node. Recommended. "
-- Andrew Binstock, Dr. Dobbs

"If you are new to Node, but not JavaScript, and are looking for a good overview, this is a good choice for you."
-- T. Crawford,

"As an introduction it serves its purpose very well and entices front-end developers with some great server-side code that can be built with their JavaScript skills. It’s an exciting time to be a JavaScript developer!"
-- Jeremy Schultz, Designorati

"This intelligent guide to Node.js the perfect solution for those needing to get acquainted with serverside JavaScript application development. The projects and sample code provided by the authors, both Node experts, are essential and valuable learning tools."
-- Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, Vol. 17 No. 4/5, July/October 2012

"This is a 'must' for programmers looking to move to the next step."
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, August 2012, Volume 7, Number 8

"This is a review of “Node Up and Running by Tom Hughes-Croucher & Mike Wilson; O’Reilly Media. To quote Nathan Thurm (~46 second mark):  “Is it me? It’s him right?” Writing a book about a programming language must be difficult: … Continue reading →" Full Review >
-- Jim Giles,

"This book gives developers the information needed to start with Node, assuming you have knowledge of JavaScript and general programming. It guides you through exercises and discussion. It explains the concepts and decisions behind Node.js, preparing you for the circumstances where Node is beneficial and when is not, so you don't apply it to everything, as many people do with new technologies. " Full Review >
-- Juan Jose de Leon,

"If you have heard of Node (which true web developer hasn't!) but haven't had the courage to get your feet wet, Node: Up and Running (O'Reilly) is the book to get. In a true "up and running" style, this book assumes zero knowledge of Node, other than a familiarity with JavaScript. This book is well-written with lots of example code snippets generously thrown inside the book. " Full Review >
-- Santosh Shanbhag,

"What I liked most of Node: Up and Running is that it offers suggestions to avoid pitfalls when dealing with callback chaining, why a try catch block does not catch an asynchronous exception and how to distribute the work load on several CPUs when possible (chapter 3)." Full Review >
-- Eder Andres Avila Nino,