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What is Node.js?

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Node JS is an open source platform built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, popular for its ability to build fast and scalable network applications. It has a cross-platform runtime, allowing developers to work on the server side (on computer) as well as directly on networking applications (on a browser). Node.js apps are written in JavaScript and can be run on OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

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Node.js is one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks for its ease of building web applications, and now ranks in the top 10 most wanted developer skills.

Node.js modules work in a similar way to JavaScript libraries, providing a set of pre-built functions you can include in your application. There are a variety of node.js modules available for web developers to help speed up development, and you can also create your own customised modules to include in your web application. NPM (Node Package Manager) publish packaged modules which are made freely available to developers.

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Features include:

  • Fast build and processing time
  • Runs anywhere
  • Highly reliable
  • Versatile
  • Easy integration with JS stacks
  • The same language is used for both front and back end, allowing for the same coding pattern all the way through
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NPM (Node Package Manager) is used to install packages of code from third-parties. It's the world's largest software library, containing over 800,000 code packages.

By using packages, we can focus on custom development and use open-source code to provide common functionality. This allows us to reduce both the cost and time for delivering a project.

Node.js web framework

Experienced JS developers have over the years built a number of Node.js frameworks – an abstract design built out of Node.js that in effect provides the skeleton of a program. Node.js frameworks give web developers a place to start, and from here they write customised code to add the meat to the framework’s skeleton. The framework basically provides a set of tools, guidelines and practices to help developers save time when building applications. Benefits of using Node.js frameworks include:

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Fast building time
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Productivity
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Scalability

Node.JS web development

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Node.JS’ ability to run on the server as well as in the browser has revolutionised web development. Created by Ryan Dahl in 2009, it was created as a tool for working in the non-blocking, event-driven I/O paradigm. Its creation means web developers can now benefit from real-time, two-way connections, where both the client and server can initiate communication (as opposed to the previous system of the client always initiating communication), allowing for a free exchange of data. Node.JS is open sourced (HTML, CSS and JS), available over the standard port 80, and therefore openly and freely available for developers.

What is Node.JS used for?

Node.JS is useful for building fast, scalable network applications. Its ability to handle huge numbers of simultaneous connections makes it highly scalable, and access to Node.JS modules with publicly available and reusable components makes for easy application building. Node.JS is commonly used for:

  • Chat – a real-time multi-user application
  • Queued inputs – If you’re receiving a high amount of concurrent data Node.js allows you to queue the information to write to the database later, without slowing down the responsiveness or the collection of data
  • Data streaming – Node.js makes it possible to process files while they are still being uploaded

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Pace IT Node JS web development

At Pace IT our expert web developers have extensive experience in JavaScript development, and can advise on the web development tools and frameworks needed for your project.

Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your project, and visit our JavaScript development page for more information on how we use JavaScript to create functional, eye-catching and versatile web applications for our clients.

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