Node, often known as Node.js, is a popular technological tool used by developers for a variety of projects. Node was first released in 2009, and newer versions have been released since then.

Node is a cross-platform, free, open-source server environment that uses JavaScript as the server. The V8 engine is used by Node by default, and the JavaScript code works outside of the browser.

Node.js has the capacity to run on a variety of systems, including Microsoft, Linux, and Mac OS. Node was created with the goal of allowing developers to create scalable network applications.

As a result, professional web developers consider Node to be the most extensively used non-language and non-database tool.

Benefits

When used in web applications, Node provides more benefits to both users and developers in following ways –

  • Allows developers to write command line tools via JavaScript
  • Generates dynamic web page contents
  • Event-driven architecture with the ability to asynchronous I/O
  • Runs single-threaded
  • Efficient in balancing file requests
  • Allows to write both server-side as well as client-side codes
  • Considered as Full Stack JavaScript
  • Faster & better performance levels
  • Fast execution of codes
  • Advanced hosting capabilities
  • Access to large number of libraries

Suitability of Node

Node can be used in a variety of ways to assist developers in resolving problems in a variety of situations. The requirements have been steadily increasing over time, and node is now fast enough for multi-user real-time settings.

As a result, node is the best option for-

  • Web Applications
  • Instant Messaging Apps
  • Chat programs
  • Application Programming Interface (API)
  • Games
  • Live Streaming Applications