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imageThe China's great firewall just blocked access to the domain nodejs.org in the country. This is due to the new release of nodejs version 0.6.4. This may sound strange, but the firewall blocks all websites that actually contain the numbers 64 and 89. This is related to the grievous Tiananmen Square protests that took place in the 1989. The students began the demonstrations to encourage continued economic and political reforms. The government used the military force against the protesters and shot the students. Therefore, the Chinese government is trying every possible means to limit the access of population to the history of those events.

Chinese developers have already asked the version developers to change that:
“Because the number «64» has been filtered by CHINA GFW.
The new nodejs version 0.6.4 has caused nodejs.org to be blocked in China.
Our Chinese nodejs developers visit nodejs.org website that is RESET now!

Please help us, change the version number quickly!

ps: the «89» magic number will cause the same problem too.
So the future version 0.8.9 should be avoided.

Please help us, and screw up the GFW!”
BumBum 5 december 2011, 16:10

Node.js was created by Ryan Dahl in 2009 is a relatively new technology, which has gained the recent popularity among web developers. However, until now some people do not know what Node.js is all about. It is a server-based JavaScript environment that uses the asynchronous event-trigger model. What does this mean? It is simple: it is the environment, which is intended for writing scalable, high-performance applications. It is almost like Ruby's Event Machine or Python's Twisted, but much deeper - JavaScript implements a cycle of events at the level of language itself, and does not as a separate library.

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It is not all: a cool thing is about Node.js that it has thousands of modules, which are available for any purpose. In this review, you will find the most useful resources on Node.js starting from the simple user-friendly tools and detailed guides to the profound articles and resources on this promising technology. Do you use Node.js? Share your experience in the comments on this post!
Tags: node.js, nodejs
Skull 11 november 2011, 15:09