7 Reasons Why NodeJS is Increasingly Popular with Web Developers

Back end development has always had its challenges, especially when it comes to developing a solution that is user-friendly and comprehensive across multiple platforms, distribution networks, devices, and browsers. Fortunately, NodeJS exists. What makes NodeJS unique is that it is built as a framework for back-end development that relies on the familiar processes and structures of Javascript. It has been rapidly gaining popularity over the last couple years, and in this article, we’ll take a look at seven reasons why NodeJS has achieved such a popular status.

Nonblocking I/O API

One of the main reasons that NodeJS was developed is that it is very hard to maintain concurrency between multiple server side languages and this can cause a lot of performance issues. The developers of NodeJS decided to use event driven architecture that involves a nonblocking I/O API that can optimize aspects of your work’s scalability and avoid a lot of the potential issues that come along with using callbacks and other things.

NodeJS Offers Speed

In a lot of situations, NodeJS, and other framework systems, like Java EE, can be used for a similar application. However, there are scenarios where using a system or framework other than NodeJS results in a similar outcome but with a sub-par performance speed. Using NodeJS’s efficiency can improve your back end development.

It Scales Well

NodeJS is used by companies that are both large and small. For example, PayPal, LinkedIn, Netflix, and the New York Times all use NodeJS for their proprietary development. NodeJS scales into just about any size of the project that is necessary. Whether you are working on a personal site for a small project, or you’re setting up an entire database for an enterprise. Its structure is well suited to many different types of projects.

NodeJS is a Politically Neutral Language

It might sound kind of silly to talk about the various political and philosophical factions associated with web development, but they do exist and it can affect how people designing websites relate to each other and what systems work with one another. Fortunately, NodeJS is accepted as a neutral system by two of the main factions who are aligned with Java and .Net respectively.

Applications are Permanently On

The way that NodeJS works is that any application associated with it is always active. Unlike other frameworks that might need regular downtime or only function when other programs are also active, there are no such strictures in NodeJS. Anything that you program to be active at all times will be active at all times.

Complexity of Closures

NodeJS is built using Javascript, which means that it excels at most of the things that Javascript excels at. In this case, that means the ability to reconfigure complex statements in modern language and syntax without too much difficulty, although it does take some knowledge of how things work to get there.

NodeJS Handles Multiple Requests Using One Single Thread

One of the main benefits of NodeJS compared to other development kits is that it can handle multiple requests using a single thread of information. This gives NodeJS an edge over other services like PHP and Java.Net.

Whether you’re developing for a small project or a big enterprise, NodeJS is a strong contender for your choice of back-end development. It has many features and a very efficient design that give it a strong advantage over many of its competitors.

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