Do you know that Netflix and PayPal, two giants in two entirely different industries with a user base of 250 plus million, have found a safe home with Node.js? According to them, employing Node.js has reduced the build time and enhanced its user customization. With many notable advancements, these companies had with Node.js; they are incessantly adding new data access layers to it.
Setting a new standard for every enterprise application, Node.js has been living up to the expectations of every developer in town. They claim that the potential of Node.js as a programming language is so strong that it could dethrone Java in no time.
Know about Node.js
The definition of Node.js as supplied by its official documentation is as follows −
Right from its initial release in 2019, all these years have marked the growth of Node.js with a new business conglomerate disclosing its successful operational efficiency to the world. NASA, LinkedIn, Walmart and Twitter are a few in its long list. Moving along with the stream many more companies had rewritten their codes to Node.js to enhance their efficiency and productivity within the developed applications. According to the survey conducted by Node.js in 2018, three amongst four Node.js users employ it for backend or full-stack development.
What makes Node.js so special?
Choosing a language over others comes with certain impeccable reasons and those about Node.js is fundamentally its ability to scale according to the need. Its novel way of incorporating tools and the ability to advance further as per the enterprises’ requirements also set it apart from its competitors in the field.
Scalability in Node.js is not something that came at the eleventh hour. It has been already incorporated into the language during its run time. Through this feature, it also enables load balancing and cluster module aiding over multiple CPU cores.
Blend of Node.js and Microservices Pattern
Addressing the common problem of frequent up-gradation and review within the business applications the microservices pattern comes into play. This solves the complexity that arises within the applications that make the deployment and team coordination a tough task. Many companies have used the combination of Microservices and Node.js to deliver better performance and proficient deployment.
Developing Cross-Functional Teams
Long Term Support
Each major release of the programming language would be maintained dynamically for one and a half years from the date it enters the Long-Term Support, after which the transition to the maintenance mode last another 12 months. In this period, there will be no new features included in the current version which is a big step towards complex business applications.
With the never-ending transformation that is happening in the IT sector each minute, catching up with the trend is a major challenge faced by many industries. They are constantly trying out new paths to route their way through these recent developments and Node.js can be considered as one such technological development.
The vanguard in innovation has a well-planned way to pull in new businesses paving its way through massive conglomerates.
Whatever the case, the case of Node.js always stands tall among its rivals which makes it a go-to language for many developers.
The era of Node.js would continue for another
decade. Way forward among the programming languages, it provides a unique
platform where the developers could streamline their effort in creating
proficient and scalable enterprise applications.
Open Source Wizard
Govind is a Software Developer in Open Source at the India Development Center of Ignitho Technologies. An innovative software developer having experience in full software development cycle, who is known for excellent trouble-shooting skills.
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