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5 reasons to use node.js

Terry Threatt
🖥 Software Engineer
・1 min read

What is Node.js

Node.js is an open-source Javascript run-time. It is used to create server-side APIs, network applications and services. It was designed to build out highly scalable applications with high concurrency.

Less context-switching

Node has made it very easy for frontend developers to create full-stack projects by using prior Javascript experience on the server side. This has been great for teams to re-use codebases and increase productivity.

Node.js is super fast

Node is built on the V8 chrome javascript engine that has yielded amazing performance. The asynchronous non-blocking design makes for a blazing fast experience dealing with lots of concurrent operations.

Real-time applications

Node.js makes it really easy to produce real-time applications such a real-time chats by allowing synchronized connections via websockets and reliable client/server communication.

Event driven

The event driven architecture of Node.js is pattern on observing event behavior with event listeners and responding to events predictively. These is perfect for client-side web applications make use of many meaningful interactions on the interface and providing a great user experience.

Great Ecosystem

Node is supported by the entire Javascript community and has lots of great open-source tooling and NPM packages that make developing with Node a breeze. Node is quickly being adopting in tech stacks of lots of companies and producing great results in performance.

Terry Threatt

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tamusjroyce • Edited

Why not deno? NodeJS has a lot of inherited weaknesses. Those weeknesses has driven NodeJS original creator to create deno.

And if deno is too slow (even while it is much faster than nodejs), it integrates with Rust. Giving access to hardware such as gpu for AI.

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Mohammed Samgan Khan

Node Sucks......
just kidding..
It Sucks Hard.........

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

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