Well first and foremost I must preface this post with a disclaimer: I have a lot more to learn about Node.js and Express.js and just JS.
So-far everything I've needed has been available with express.js. I imagine there are tons of other libraries/frameworks/packages that are all as if not more powerful that express.js. Gotta get crackin.
Im using VS Code and I am always blown away with the amount of user generated linters and other fun and powerful packages have been built for Node.
Accessing request parameters is as straightforward as it comes. Because the server stores data in JSON format there is no need to convert data after or before each request. This I hear also reduces processing time making for quicker web-apps.
Node.js use is growing and for a good reason. It's very powerful, built on a language most people are familiar with, and straightforward.
Thanks for Reading, Till next time!