What is Node.js?
Features of Node.js
Following are some of the important features that make Node.js the first choice of software architects.
Where to Use Node.js?
Following are the areas where Node.js is proving itself as a perfect technology partner.
Where Not to Use Node.js?
It is not advisable to use Node.js for CPU intensive applications.
Following are some of the prominent highlights that make Node.js the first choice of software developers specially backend.
1. It is asynchronous and event Driven −
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.
2. Super Fast :
3. Single Threaded but Highly Scalable :
Node.js uses a single threaded model with event looping. Event mechanism helps the server to respond in a non-blocking way and makes the server highly scalable as opposed to traditional servers like Apache which create limited threads to handle requests.
4. No Buffering :
Node.js applications never buffer any data. These applications simply output the data in chunks.
Because of above specifications some of the biggies like eBay, Paypal, Godaddy, General electronic , Yahoo etc.. relies on Node for their server side programming needs.