Node.js- Empowering Developers To Utilise Full Potential Of Javascript

Node.js- Empowering Developers To Utilise Full Potential Of Javascript

Node.js is gradually gaining popularity as a server-side run-time JavaScript delivering high-performance and assisting in the development of excitable apps.

When a group of tech enthusiasts decided to launch their technological foundation, powered by .NET platform by Microsoft, they required a .NET connoisseur to provide expert guidance. They decided to bring onboard .NET guru Carl Franklin to remotely act as CTO (Chief Technical Officer) and look over the things.

At the recent DEVintersection conference in Las Vegas, Franklin, who is now serving as a VP of App vNext and is founder and co-host of .NET Rocks! states that he has served as the CTO for two days when someone persuaded him that the new and quick, Node.js is the future and .NET is now passe.

In a statement given to eWEEK, Franklin states “I think Node has always been a viable alternative to .NET on the server side.”

Franklin has been a part and a close witness to these interesting turn of events that is really promising and symbolic of the wide acceptance of Node.js – an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript environment that empowers the developer to develop distinct tools and powerful applications.

Dan Shaw, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of NodeSource, extending support solutions for Node.js powered shops states that the software development life cycle for Node.js is much quicker and this is the reason that it is quickly replacing Java and .NET. “Building a Java app typically takes six to 24 months from start to finish. In contrast, Node.js applications take two to six months,” states Dan in another statement.

Further, states Shaw, with Node.js it is pretty easy to prolong, modify or even dump and start all over again even after the completion of the application.

“It’s a hard decision to make once you’ve sunk two years into a project to table it and start over, but with Node.js that’s an option which engineering managers have not been able to consider before,” he said. “Node.js is the de facto standard for building microservices and bots. NodeSource builds websites, web services, APIs, bots and desktop applications with Node.js.”

Quickly Developing Language

According to the information provided by Node.js Foundation, Node.js has exhibited a 100 percent growth rate with a user base of around 4 million users. This makes Node.js one of the quickly growing and compelling development languages.

The foundation, operating with the objective to improve ratification and augment the development of Node.js, specify it as the runtime JavaScript equipped to deliver performance-oriented and agile applications, poised to drive practically anything from API engines to cloud technology, enterprise apps to robots and mobile websites. It is light-weight and competent in delivering high-performance even in high-load scenarios, thanks to an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model working under its hood.

“Node is becoming more and more widely adopted,” said Al Hilwa, an analyst with IDC. “The primary usage for node is in new applications geared toward APIs. It is often used as a back-end for modern mobile and web apps offering a more lightweight model for handling API calls. The asynchronous nature and the fact that it is basically JavaScript are the most compelling aspects of the language.”

Further, according to a 2016 developer survey by Stack overflow, Node.js is among the top 10 languages preferred for full-stack, front-end and back-end development. Many prominent corporate giants have adopted Node.js. These include IBM, Netflix, Microsoft, PayPal, GoDaddy, Walmart, Capital One, Uber, Yahoo, SAP, Cisco Systems and Lowe’s.

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