Needless to say Node.js is truly the most popular web application out there, so much so that it outdoes other web applications by replacing websockets with revolutionary push technology. So what is so wonderful about them? Well, the answer is quite simple if you just dig a little. There is this cutting-edge web application with two-way, real-time connections allowing both the server and client build communication and it allows exchanging valuable data. So this simply is distinguished to the conventional web response paradigm where the communication is initiated by the client.
So here we present the reasons why Node.js is apt for you:
2. It’s lightning Fast
This way reading/writing to file system, network connections and to the database happen very quickly to Node as it enables developers build fast and scalable network applications capable of handling bulk amount of concurrent connections that have high throughput.
3. It is Lightweight
As it comes to Node.js, here the basic event-driven architecture is used which signifies that everything is executed on it, comprising of every operation and call and this is a series of asynchronous callback. This way Node is allowed to run on a single thread unlike other web technologies that allows a new thread to initiate for each client request. This way it turns out to be light-weight, forming the foundation of Node’s non-blocking I/O feature.
4. A Single Language for All Layers
5. High Performance
PayPal requires Node.js and it is known that the number of requests have been doubled per-second while the response-time has reduced by 35%. Meanwhile, WalMart, which is a retail giant has an amazing experience with Node.js in 2013, where they had put all the mobile-based traffic via Node.js on Black Friday. This turned to be the busiest shopping time of the year. The wonderful thing was that on Black Friday, Wal Mart servers didn’t go over just 1% CPU utilization and they deployed with 200,000,000 users online. LinkedIn is the global networking sites that moved from Ruby to Node handling the mobile traffic well as reducing the number of servers to 30 to 3, i.e. around 90% reduction. Here the new system was around 20 times faster with all these figures indicating performance capability of Node.js.
6. It can be Hosted Anywhere
Well, almost anywhere. If we go by the extraordinary growth in Node.js usage in recent years, you come around several of cloud-based hosting providers and web servers supporting web applications built on Node. This comprise of Google, Amazon AWS, Heroku, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft Azure and many others.
Quite clear by now that Node.js is popular as of now as it present amazing possibilities that can be leveraged by the developers in order to build highly robust and scalable web applications. So do give it a try before it bites the dust.