It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
Node.js is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side and networking applications. The Node.js applications can be run within the Node.js runtime on OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux.
Features of Node.js
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This is a true jewel of the Node.js development environment, as it allows building applications that can easily grow with your business. The systems using the microservices architecture or containerization where the scalability and flexibility is good, Node.js is works great for them.
Node.js uses a single threaded program and the same program can provide service to a much larger number of requests than traditional servers like Apache HTTP Server. Node.js applications never buffer any data. These applications simply output the data in chunks. The single-threaded event-driven system is fast even when handling lots of requests at once, and also simple, compared to traditional multi-threaded Java or ROR frameworks. The ever-growing pool of packages accessible through NPM, including client and server-side libraries/modules, as well as command-line tools for web development.
All APIs of Node.js library are asynchronous, that is, non-blocking. It essentially means a Node.js based server never waits for an API to return data. The server moves to the next API after calling it and a notification mechanism of Events of Node.js helps the server to get a response from the previous API call.
Node.js is released under the MIT license.
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- Introduction to Node.js
- Features of Node.js
- When to use Node.js
- When not to use node.js
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