Node.js is beating all odds to become the most popular platform for developing server-level applications in recent times. Just so you missed the cue, we referred to Node.js as a platform and not a language, tool, or framework. So what exactly is Node.js? What is the reason behind its increasing popularity?
The web architecture using Node.js is once again similar to that of Java-based application architecture. However, the only difference that arises is in regards to client request processing which is asynchronous single-thread handling in the case of Node.js. With a Java-based application, the client requests are handled synchronously, in a multi-threaded manner.
When we look at the web architecture in the picture below, we can observe that the client-side is developed using Angular JS, Express JS is used for presentation and service layers, and for the backend, MongoDB is used. This is an ideal architecture of MongoDB, Express JS, Angular JS, Node.js (MEAN) stack.
Node.js is taking popular programming languages like PHP and Java head-on in the backend web application development space due to many reasons. Mentioned below are the various reasons:
NodeJS is not recommended for CPU-intensive applications.
Now that the industry trends are quite evident from the above examples, why do you want to choose Node.js for your web application development? Still unclear? Approach us to get a complete understating of why Node.js could be a right fit for your organization.