5 Facts to Know About Node.js Development

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5 Facts to Know About Node.js Development

If you're new to Node.js development, you'll want to know these five facts to start your journey. Read on to learn about how Node uses JSON, is powered by V8, and more.

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Node.js is an open source and cross-platform system for building web applications. Basically, a server capable of executing JavaScript. It provides asynchronous and event-driven APIs. Further, it is quite easy to learn Node.js if you're already familiar with JavaScript.

However, there are also some myths about this platform, such as Node.js relies on Chrome V8 engine, it supports multi-threading, beginner developers can't work with Node; and the list goes on. 

Let's shed some light on some of the facts about Node.js development and why web development companies prefer this platform for app development.

JavaScript Rules the Development

If your developing apps, JavaScript is one of the easiest and most popular programming languages to learn. Moreover, JavaScript is one of the most popular languages on GitHub. Node.js's addition to JavaScript is just magical, as it allows you to develop apps on the server-side. Furthermore, it can run on multiple operating systems and evens out their inconsistencies. Compared to other languages such as Python and Ruby, JavaScript provides wonderful performance. And, when using Node.js as your backend framework, devs have less room for human error, as they can avoid having to switch languages when going from working on the client-side to working on the server-side.

Powered by Google Chrome

Powered by Google's V8 engine, Node.js operates on the backend. It takes the same runtime as in Google Chrome to execute JavaScript in the front-end. However, the Node.js development team at Google made it one of the fastest and most dynamic runtimes compared to advanced Javascript. Apart from this, Google also lists Node.js among other systems engine powers. Furthermore, using the Google developer tools, developers can go for debugging with the Node.js debugging feature by default, which allows eliminating errors both in front-end and backend.

Node Package Manager Works Broadly

No doubt, the Node ecosystem has grown extremely well as it is simple and allows for dependable package management. The Node package manager is more often known as the core of almost all deployment systems, as it powers several PaaS providers for Node.js.

Reinforced by JSON

JSON offers developers a robust and popular data exchange format. It is considered a pillar of JavaScript, as it's simple and allows developers to build APIs quickly. Earlier, the programmer had to pay extra attention while manipulating dynamic data in JavaScript in the browser. JSON gave birth to NoSQL databases, which was intended for JS only. However, it is now available as an international standard.

Sharing Is Encouraged

Node.js makes the sharing of library code packages easy, both technically and legally, and also binds C libraries.


Nowadays, Node.js development has become popular with the coders everywhere, as it's easy to use it to create APIs and build a new matrix of interoperability.

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