Node.js for non-web apps?

Problem

So I’m getting started with Node.js and I’ve done many things with it, which are pretty awesome for me. However, all of them are web-related.

So, let’s say, I want to build an IRC server with Node.js — it already exists -. How much perfomance must I expect from Node.js? I meant, I know it’s not C(++) and it’s almost new, but apart from that, is it a good way to build a server of something non-web related?

Sorry if I’ve not been very clear with this question, although I think it’s understable.

Thank you very much in advance.

Problem courtesy of: WhatCoder

Solution

is it a good way to build a server of something non-web related?

Yes. Its strength is in DIRT applications (data intensive, real time).

I would like to know the real perfomance of Node.js

What does this mean? In what context? This is too vague a way to approach performance of any type. You need specific goals in mind for a project, and then you can judge what tool is right for the job.

Solution courtesy of: Josh

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