It has also become the swiss-army knife of programming languages. Mostly thanks to the amazingly successful projects like jQuery, Google’s V8, and Node.js. Not to mention the fast-growing community that has sprung up around Node’s Packaged Modules (NPM)
So to get started, check out:
I also suggest using these tools/libraries to get your hands dirty.
- Node.js: http://nodejs.org/
- NPM (comes with Node)
- Express: http://expressjs.com/
- BackBone.js: http://backbonejs.org/