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Why Node.JS

If you're looking to build a web application, you have a few different options. You could go with PHP, Java, or even Python. But if you want the best performance and scalability, you should choose Node.JS. Here's why:

Node.JS is lightweight and fast

Node.JS is built on Google's V8 JavaScript engine, which is designed for high-performance applications. This means that Node.JS apps are generally faster and more responsive than other types of web apps.

Node.JS is scalable

Node.JS applications can easily be scaled up or down, depending on your needs. If you need to add more users or handle more traffic, you can just add more servers. And if you need to reduce costs, you can simply remove servers.

Node.JS is efficient

Node.JS is designed to be efficient, meaning that it uses less resources than other web application platforms. This makes it ideal for large-scale applications that need to handle a lot of traffic.

Node.JS is easy to use

Node.JS is based on JavaScript, which is one of the most popular programming languages. This makes it easy to learn and use for both developers and users.

Node.JS is flexible

Node.JS applications can be written in any text editor, and they can be run on any operating system. This makes it easy to develop and deploy Node.JS applications.

Node.JS is open source

Node.JS is an open source platform, which means that there is a large community of developers who contribute to its development. This makes it easy to find help and support when you need it.

Node.JS is secure

Node.JS comes with several security features, making it a safe platform for developing web applications. Some of the security features include the ability to encrypt data, restrict access to files and directories, and create secure passwords.

Node.JS is enterprise-ready

Node.JS is suitable for developing large-scale enterprise applications. It comes with several features that make it easy to develop, deploy, and manage node applications.

Final Thought

Node.JS is the best platform for developing web applications. It is lightweight and fast, scalable and efficient, easy to use and flexible, secure and enterprise ready. If you're looking to build a web app, Node.JS is the way to go.

Top comments (2)

kak_kotyavo profile image

I totally agree.
but the article does not show this

My story. 2016.

I'm working with ad serving, when I used php 5.6, I couldn't overcome 1200 requests per second. ( not because php is bad)

but since the database could not withstand constant requests, and I made the right decision to abandon it.

I have created all the data in the array memory, I load them via redis. later to files.
this is structured data, each information needs its own algorithms, be prepared if you want to try.

I have acquired an unkillable system.
reduced hardware costs, I no longer need a server with 24 cores and 32 gigabytes of memory. 4x and 8 gigabytes of memory are enough.

you can ask questions, I will try to answer each of them. It's hard to list everything I've done in this long time from my phone.

ravavyr profile image

Node is nice and all, but if you're dealing with large data sets, and heavy traffic, one server isn't gonna cut it, Node itself can't scale beyond the cpu and ram powering it, so proper scaling infrastructure is needed.

If your server isn't protected with a good firewall or maybe via an external service like cloudflare, a DDOS is literally one petty hacker wannabe away.

On top of that if your code isn't written well, you're one loop away from crashing node like any other server. If one thing goes wrong in your code your entire server crashes. Other servers don't really have that problem, it's a javascript thing.

However, yes, Node can outperform many other servers, but it just comes down to your experience setting it up correctly.

You can use a static site and talk directly to various databases via api nowadays completely removing the need for a backend server at all, so is Node amazing? heh, it's just another tool we can or cannot use. Just another option in a sea of options.