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1 # Introduction
2 <a name="introduction"></a>
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4 Welcome to the Nodejitsu handbook. This document will help familiarize you with
5 deploying your Node.js applications to the cloud while also providing
6 detailed information about Nodejitsu's platform-specific features and about
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7 where to get help when you need it.
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9 This is a living document which you can submit patches to at
10 [http://github.com/nodejitsu/handbook](http://github.com/nodejitsu/handbook).
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11 Note that this ReadMe.md file is generated from the individual content files in the
12 `/chapters` folder, so any edits should be made to those source files, not `book.md`.
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14 ## Who Is Nodejitsu?
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16 We are a collection of seasoned developers who have been devoted to the Node.js
17 community since 2009. We are community leaders who have created and contributed to
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18 hundreds of open-source Node.js projects. If you have used Node.js, you've
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19 probably used some of the projects we've helped create.
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21 You can find our open source projects at <https://github.com/nodejitsu>, <https://github.com/flatiron>,
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22 <https://github.com/hookio>, and <https://github.com/nodeapps>.
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24 ## What Is Nodejitsu?
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26 [Nodejitsu](http://nodejitsu.com/) is a Platform as a Service and a Marketplace
27 for Node.js applications. Nodejitsu allows you to seamlessly deploy your Node.js
28 applications into the cloud with a myriad of additional features. Our platform
29 provides a robust suite of functionality to assist in the development,
30 management, and deployment of Node.js applications. Our deployment tools are the
31 most user-friendly in the industry and our customer support is unparalleled.
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33 ## Getting Started
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35 So you wish to learn the ways of Nodejitsu? Excellent! You only need to know
36 three things to get started:
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38 * We're [Nodejitsu](http://nodejitsu.com), and we can give you scalable,
39 fault-tolerant cloud hosting for your Node.js apps - and we're the best you'll
40 find.
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42 * Getting started with [your first app](#hiworld) is simple with our
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43 [jitsu](#jitsu) command-line interface - we'll [show you how](#hiworld).
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45 * Most of our stack is [open source](http://github.com/nodejitsu) and you can
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46 [use our tools](#opensource) anywhere else you'd like to.
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48 The Nodejitsu Handbook also contains information on [other ways to deploy your
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49 applications](#deployment) and where to [find support](#support).
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