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Why Every Industry has Embraced Node.js?

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JavaScript is almost everywhere with its new tools and enhancements, and its reach extended to the server side with Node.js, an open source runtime system. It was written by Ryan Dahl in 2009 for Linux only. Its development and maintenance was also led by him and later sponsored by Joyent. Node.js was like a dream come true for many JavaScript developers as it enables them to write code for both browser and servers in a single language.

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The presence of Node.js is felt in every industry. One of the reasons is that Node.js is based on JavaScript; developers find the shift from any other web technology to Node.js very easy. Let us take a closer look at some of the other reasons which made this technology wildly popular among Node.js experts:

It’s terrifically fast

Node.js allows reuse of code without the need to reinvent the wheel all the time because Node.js has a vast module ecosystem; as a result new projects can be developed quicker. This JavaScript runtime is powered by V8 which is developed by Google for use in Chrome. V8 compiles JavaScript into a machine code and hence has the ability to compile and execute JavaScript very swiftly. Additionally, it has a magical loop which is a single thread performing all I/O operations in an asynchronous manner. This event loop consumes very less memory, unlike traditional looping, and executes exceptionally well.

See Also : 10 Most Gripping Node.Js Extensions For Developers

Highly secure

Node.js Foundation takes pride in its security process, as per foundation community manager Mikeal Rogers, as it has one of the most secure out-of-the-box SSL configurations. “We were one of the first open source projects that went through and passed the Core Infrastructure Initiatives best-practices badges program from the Linux Foundation,” adds Rogers.

It’s lightweight

Our team of Node.js specialists states that every single operation executed in Node.js is a series of asynchronous callback, hence it runs on a single thread, unlike other web technologies where a new thread is prompted for every single client request. This basic event-driven architecture used by Node.js not only makes it lightweight but also lays the base for Node’s typical non-blocking I/O feature.

High performance

The servers of retail giant WalMart did not go over one percent CPU utilization on Black Friday, the busiest shopping time of the year, with more than 20 million users deployed online when they put all their mobile-based traffic through Node.js. The global networking site, LinkedIn shifted from Ruby to Node.js in order to handle their mobile traffic and also reduced their number of servers by almost 90 percent, i.e. 30 to 3. The speed of their new system increased 20 times and this is a clear indication of the performance capability of Node.js.

With every industry adopting Node.js, it is high time you too exploit its benefits to get an edge over competition. We are a Node.js development company and our web development experts can leverage the huge possibilities of this exceptional JavaScript server technology to build highly robust and scalable web applications for your business.

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