Video: Go Asynchronous with Event Emitters in Node.js

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Callbacks are a familiar means of working asynchronously with JavaScript, but Node.js has another option available. In this video excerpt from Paul O'Fallon's new course Introduction to Node.js you'll see how to use EventEmitter to respond to work as it happens.  In the full course Paul also covers using streams, building a web server in Node.js, and testing your applications.


As an Enterprise Architect by day, Paul is responsible for providing strategic direction and implementation guidance in the application architecture space. As an open-source contributor by night, he has published several node.js modules, and submitted numerous pull requests for others' projects. Paul has more than 19 years in the Information Technology industry spanning academic, start-up and enterprise environments.

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Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.