Paul Whiteman said of jazz, that it “is the folk music of the machine age.” We can think of the rise of Node.JS in the same way – a grassroots variation that has been re-defining our modern, high-traffic net landscape over the last decade.
Node.JS, (written in C++), can handle concurrent requests, the parallel execution of code, and is structured for scalability. The hallmarks of jazz are that it is flexible within its own framework, and can handle the integrations of many ‘voices’, or styles. The main difference is that we bet there may be more Node.JS fans out there than there are ardent jazz lovers.
Why has Node.JS become the go-to for developing web applications?
It all started with scalability in 2009. Node.JS, created by Ryan Dahi, was designed to overcome issues with scalability and the execution of code in parallel that servers like Apache HTTP couldn’t handle.
Let’s cut the cake before we serve it. Node.JS is not a meaty, object oriented programming language so it doesn’t have the computational prowess of a language like Python. Node.JS is event-driven and allows for the creation of data heavy, real-time web applications which can then be distributed across multiple devices.
All of these elements come together to work for the end goal which is meeting the increasing traffic and needs of satisfying the end user, while supporting businesses as they work to stay ahead of the curve.
The scripting processes of Node.JS are all server side which makes loading times a lot faster because there’s not such a reliance on CPU usage. Server-side scripting lets your Dev team rely on the webserver instead of being bogged down by endless plugins.
From a business and marketing perspective, Node.JS is appealing as this lightweight technology facilitates faster programming and deployment. If your projects are able to go from Dev to Production faster, your business stands to greatly benefit from expedited time-to-market.
Needs like scalability and topics like Node.JS frameworks are in our wheelhouse. As the internet landscape continues to expand, your business might need to add one or two new components. We’re here to help!
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