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This book was inspirend by a strongly opinionated article I wrote a while back about how the first thing you should do before you bury yourself in Node.js packages is to learn the Node.js runtime itself. The article resonated with many and I believe that’s because we have a real problem.
I asked many questions in that article to tease the reader’s lack of knowledge about the Node platform. If you’ve been using Node and you can’t answer those questions, you’ve been a victim of this very real problem. We don’t start people right with Node.js, we throw a thousand packages in their face and make them think that’s the reality of using Node.js. It isn’t.