5 Reasons to Build Your Backend Using Node.js

Whether it is about the development of single-page applications or real-time applications, Node.js is a widely accepted programming language. There has been an exponential rise in its use by developers, especially for backend-related tasks. Read on to know about the cogent reasons for this trend.

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What makes Node.js the best option for the backend development of your software project?

While there is no limitation as far as the availability of programming languages for backend tasks is concerned, most developers favour Node.js over other options. That is to say, the majority of them can be found on the same page as far as the deployment of Node. js is concerned.

There are various reasons for it, though. From easy accessibility to smooth operation with codes, here is a list of some such reasons.

1. Single-source solution for both frontend and backend operations

No doubt, the backend is an important aspect of a software project. By getting it right, you can relieve yourself of the need for devoting more time and effort to its management in future. But you also need to have a neat strategy regarding how you would manage both frontend and backend at once. 

This is where Node.js can make a big difference. You can treat Node.js as the one-stop solution to handle the needs of both backend and frontend. It allows you to accomplish the task in a single language. Among other things, it cuts down the excess workload on programmers and developers.

The attribute that helps fulfil this requirement is the availability of a full-stack Javascript. This attribute makes Node.js suitable for both frontend and backend operations. Based on this feature, it boosts the productivity and efficiency of the development process.

2. Ease of accessibility

Node.js is based on JavaScript which is a common programming language at the global level for it is its ease of accessibility. Due to its wider acceptance, it is also a well-understood programming language across the globe. As a result, a Nodejs development company does not need to worry about the cost factor while hiring professionals for its software development project.

Being widely accepted, it has more dedicated developers with professional expertise and experience. As a result, recruiting or employing Node.js developers is easier for it than other programming languages. What’s more, such companies can make the most of this attribute to hire developers within a given budget.

On average, the cost of deploying Node.js is much lower than the other technologies. As a result, it is suitable particularly for those companies that have a tight budget.

3. Possibility of sharing and reusing codes

Writing codes, no matter how simple it is, is a tedious task. Doing it all over again only serves to add  more to the workload. As such programmers or developers look for programming languages that favour the sharing and reusing of the codes. Node.js is one of the trending options in this regard at present.

For companies that have a separate team of developers to take care of frontend and backend operations, Node.js is nothing shorter than a blessing. With it, the members of both teams share and reuse the codes with one another.  Consequently, the management of both ends of an application becomes quick and hassle-free. 

Plus, the whole process of the management of both the front end and backend of applications becomes streamlined and efficient.

4. Better scalability

Scalability ensures the presence of four characteristic features of applications all at one stage: quality, reputation, efficiency, and competitiveness. As a programming language, Node.js comes equipped with this feature to help developers scale their applications in both vertical and horizontal dimensions.

The best part about the feature of scalability of Node.js is the ease with which it helps developers scale their tasks. By adding fresh nodes to the current system, they can expand an application in the horizontal direction. For doing the same in the vertical direction, they need to reinforce resources that are used in conjunction with single nodes.

Both these steps are simple to conclude which makes Node.js one of the best options from the standpoint of scalability.

5. Top-notch performance

If performance is the criteria for choosing a programming language, then Node.js leaves its other alternatives far behind. If a company needs to process large amounts of data within short notice, then there is hardly any better option than Node.js. Its compatibility with JavaScript code and the V8 JavaScript engine assists in performing this task with finesse.

The V8 JavaScript engine is one of the gifts from Google for the faster processing of vast amounts of data. It enables easy implementation of data by making JavaScript code compatible with machine code.

If it is not enough, there is more to the functioning aspect of Node.js to boost performance. It ensures faster execution of code and facilitates the unblocking of I/O operations.

Additional reasons for building backend with Node.js

Apart from the aforementioned top reasons, there are also some other benefits of using Node.js for app development projects. 

Despite being free of charge, it comes with a wealth of time-tested tools. If you wish to get a solution within your budget without spending a fortune on app development tasks, then Node.js is the ideal option.

Its package ecosystem, which is the largest among the existing programming languages for app development projects, brings a wide range of open-source libraries. These libraries not only maximise the options for developers but also provide the best libraries to them to execute their task with finesse.

Lastly, its active community of developers is another option that motivates app developers of different companies to consider it for backend tasks of app development projects. It is more of a knowledge base or treasure of knowledge than a community. 

Users visit it to get answers to questions featuring various aspects of Node.js. Ever since its inception, it has been gaining popularity. Given the growing demand for Node.js among developers for the execution of backend tasks related to app development projects, it is all set to gain further traction in future.

Author Bio:

James Grills is a marketing advisor – currently associated with Cumulations Technologies, an Android App Development Company in India. He is a technical writer with a passion for writing on emerging technologies in the areas of mobile application development and IoT technology.