Serverless Is Moving Node.js Forward. Are You In?
Serverless is pushing languages like Node.js to the next level. Will you be left behind?
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We at KitRUM use Node.js a lot. According to Stack Overflow survey, 49.9% of its respondents do, too. Node.js is the most commonly used framework in the “Other Frameworks” category, which means not just web-only frameworks, but a variety of others as well.
Recently, our CTO wrote a great article about the serverless approach and moving to microservices.
But do you know that the serverless approach is making a huge influence on the popularity and the principles of Node.js usage? It’s actually becoming a strong contender for pushing Node.js into the future. If you haven’t switched to either yet, you should do some research. Here are some answers to some questions you may have regarding Node.js and serverless.
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What is Node.js?
Whenever you choose to hire dedicated Node.js developers and ask them why this framework has to be applied for the project, you will always get the answer that Node.js is fast, adaptable, outstanding and coder-friendly. You can use Node.js while developing a desktop application or a large-sized enterprise app.
What is Serverless?
Odds are you have heard of the serverless approach, and possibly already use it. Serverless arrangements have gained strong popularity, especially with large production companies such as Netflix. It’s a computing model that uses the cloud to manage the infrastructure and provisioning of servers. Many businesses have invested thousands of dollars into a serverless approach, which means it’s highly unlikely it’s going anywhere anytime soon. Your business no longer needs to manage the server, because the cloud vendors do it for you.
One of the most straightforward methods of applying the serverless approach is lies in microservices. They are helpful in increasing the maintainability of code, mostly in large-scale or enterprise-level projects.
By utilizing microservices, multiple teams can separately work on different modules of a project and integrate these modules to shape the final product. So if you need to finish a project quicker and hire a dedicated Node.js team for it, they have to be connoisseurs of microservices.
How Will Serverless Impact Node.js?
Node.js is the language of serverless. Without the need to worry about clustered servers, we can focus on the code, the language, that makes serverless so amazing. It’s important, however, to recognize that serverless is just as important to Node.js as it is the other way around. Moving from traditional server bases into the realm of serverless can be a difficult decision to make — and it shouldn’t be, because it’s the easiest move you could make.
If you plan to hire dedicated Node.js developers, you can be sure that you will get a reasonable project timing and budget. Node.js is popular for building a wide range of products, from large-scale enterprise apps to small on-premise programs.
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