Well you may have been already heard about Node.js that’s because right now it is the trendiest and hottest tool in web development and getting used by industry’s top players but of course, it’s not enough for you to learn Node.js. Maybe some questions are raising in your head right now like “What is exactly Node.js?” and “Why you should I learn it?” Read this post till the end to figure this out.
What is Node.js?
Besides this some of the notable features of Node.js includes:
Node.js is Single Threaded
Big technologies like ASP.NET, JSP, Spring MVC, HTML, jQuery, Ajax, etc. All of these Web technologies follows Multi-Threaded Request-Response architecture to handle multiple concurrent clients. On the other hand, Node.js applications use a Single Threaded Event Loop Model to handle multiple concurrent clients, it means a Node.js program can respond to a much larger number of requests than traditional servers like Apache HTTP Server.
Open source and Cross Platform
Node.js is open source, making it highly preferable by a lot of developers. A huge community is supporting the development including some tech giants, making it better and more useful every day. When it comes to the development environment Node.js is Cross-platform means you can develop your Node.js app on machines like Windows, Mac, and Linux and run you app on any of these machines without need to change a single line of code.
NPM (Node Package Manager) is a Node.js package manager. You can use it to install node programs in your project. NPM is developing at an amazing speed and has already surpassed the Ruby on rails gems count. New packages keep developing every other day. It includes the repository of more than 475,000 packages, the largest code registry in the world.
This is useful because having the client side and server side code written in the same language creates comfort for writing interactive web apps. It makes possible for developers to create an entire application without the need to select a separate language like PHP or Python for server-side.
Big companies are already moved to Node.js
Node is getting popular as a server-side platform and is used by Microsoft, Github, Yahoo!, IBM, Netflix, Mozilla, Cisco, Walmart, eBay, New York Times, NASA, PayPal, Medium, LinkedIn, Uber, Godaddy, The Wall Street Journal, Pinterest, Hp and many more.
It’s time to learn Node.js
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