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JavaScript Will Lead To a Massive Shift in Enterprise Development

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JavaScript Will Lead To a Massive Shift in Enterprise Development

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JavaScript in general and the server-side Node.js runtime environment particularly are about to experience "the biggest shift in enterprise development in somewhat more than a decade," as per report by Forrester Research.

According to the report "The Dawn of Enterprise JavaScript" which was released earlier this month, it states that the back-end JavaScript is coming back to suppress the weaknesses of Java and .Net, whilst Node.js "will change corporate technology just like Java before it."

In fact, Enterprises generally chose between the Java and .Net for customer-facing presence, but the demands "are fracturing this duopoly," according to the report. JavaScript is witnessing the ascendable challenge, thus changing programming models and enterprise architectures. Forrester also advices becoming familiar and adopt Node.js and start investigation on Amazon Lambda, for cloud applications and various other similar platforms.


Whilst JavaScript platforms cannot replace .Net and Java as the very basic foundations of the enterprise architectures, JavaScript is considered as a must have tool in the software development and delivery for the modern companies. And those companies are focused on new JavaScript training methods for their teams. Legacy workflows and Long-running processes works the best on .Net stacks and Java, whereas on the other hand JavaScript stack and its lightweight Nature is superior for customer facing and web-scale systems of engagement.

This report also talks about various web servers switching to Nginx, with Node.js adapted for data composition. The Java and .Net developers can scratch down Node.js environments in “microseconds”, according to this report. Meanwhile, The Node package manager (Npm) allows developers to easily add third -party functions to the applications built on the node.

Enterprise JavaScript does not have any such challenges though. For one, Node.js recently was split, via the io.js fork. "This type of change in low-level platform software is unheard of in the enterprise, but it's a sign to the new norm in the development world," Forrester added. The use of Npm also poses the risk of bloat ware, if developers are left unchecked they might leverage third-party software programs to solve various small problems. Other security and Open source violations could also result, therefore companies can continue their own Node package manager (Npm) repositories to make sure of the use of only the required packages. 

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