But I’m sure very few have heard that JS can be used as server side.
Few of the features of Node.js
- Non-blocking I/O
- Single threaded
Node.js has set the new era in web development.
There are a lot of new stacks coming up with JS as front-end, like AngularJS, ReactJS, Knockout and so on.
There are a lot of new frameworks with special features, coming up every day that are based on Node.js. Here is a list as we wrote this article:
- Mean.js (Angular as Front-end)
- Keystone.js (A basic skeleton CMS)
- Express.js (Web Application Framework)
- Mern.js (React as Front-end)
- Socket.io (Real-time bidirectional event-based communication)
- Meteor.js (Reactive, real-time UIs & Web Apps)
- Hapi.js (Rapidly building and testing APIs)
- Koa.js (A callback-less, lightweight middleware framework)
- Sails.js (MVC microframework that’s great for data-heavy enterprise-grade apps)
and the list goes on.
One key thing not to be missed is, NPM (Node Package Manager) provides more than 99999 ready to use packages. All you need to do is just install a package, import it in your code and use the functionality that is already built and tested by the community. Perhaps if you have created a new functionality you can upload the same on the NPM for the sake of our fellow developers.
Node.js provides us with inbuilt debug options like debug and inspector.
Hope you liked the content so far. I’ll be back with some more stuff next time.
Stay Tuned! Happy Coding!