Node.js is intended to run on HTTP server and employs a single thread at a time, even though files and network events could leverage multiple threads. Its applications are event-driven, non-blocking I/O model and run asynchronously. This is something which makes this framework a reliable choice for playing around data-intensive, real-time applications.
The blog post will describe the reasons stating the benefits provided by Node.js and everything that’s related to it.
1. Node.js is Blazingly Fast
Plus, Node.js comes with a lot of useful models, thus saving you a lot of time to write anything from scratch. Another thing which makes Node.js truly dynamic is its event loop. “an event loop is an entity which is responsible for handling the processes of external events and convert them into callback functions”.
With event loop, Node.js can essentially be “single-threaded” while still allowing the arbitrary number of functions to be managed in the background. It performs all the I/O related operations asynchronously. Having asynchronous function is helpful, because it simplifies the process of writing code. Just use callbacks when you are doing I/O; and you can simply be assured that your code will never be interrupted and that performing I/O will not block other requests without consuming much memory space.
In simple words, it can be said that using Node.js it reading/writing to file systems, network connects, and database, and all the tasks related to them will become extremely fast and easy. Node is useful for building highly scalable network applications and network connects with high throughput scenarios.
2. Expert Tooling
3. Easy to Modify and Maintain
Services developed using Node.js is easy because of the technology Node is capable to provide. Writing applications using Node mean that applications will be composed of handy modules, which are combined together to improve the project efficiency. Traditionally, applications were often rigid and tricky to adapt to the current trends and as when new requirements need to be added, these applications began to diminish due to the pressure they had to bear to display the qualities they were
not developed for.
However, with Node.js you only need to create a group of small applications instead of large. This is something which gives webmasters power to add new features and functionalities as per the needs, without overriding the entire code structure.
4. Effective Real Time Management
5. Corporate Reliability
Node.js is growing incredibly and it’s quite evident with the way it being sponsored by Joyent. The service has not only hired the project lead but also other core contributors as well. Thus we can be assured of the company supporting the platform so well. Also, it’s worth noticing the major companies backing the project at every level including Walmart, Yahoo, Voxer and more.
Node.js is a powerful, flexible framework, and there is no doubt about it. It can be used to create real-time applications, and almost anything you can think of. Application and web developers want something to cater their specific needs, and Node.js has provided exactly that.