What is Node.js?
It is an open-source, cross-platform runtime environment that is used to develop server-side networking applications. It uses a non-blocking, event-driven I/O model which makes it efficient and lightweight. It is the ideal platform for data-sensitive, real-time applications which run across distributed devices.
Why use Node.js
Node.js is extremely fast. It also offers a RESTful API, which is a web service that takes a few input parameters and passes a bit of the data back – data manipulation made simple without huge complications. Node can handle thousands of these, but say PHP would collapse.
What are the features of Node.js?
- Asynchronous and Event Driven − The APIs of the platform’s library are asynchronous meaning a Node.js based server never waits for an API to return data.
- Single Threaded but Highly Scalable – The platform uses a single threaded program and this program can provide service to a much larger number of requests than traditional servers.
- No Buffering − Node.js applications never buffer any data but output data in chunks.
Where do you use Node.js?
Node.js can be used for the following:
- I/O bound Applications
- Data Streaming Applications
- Data Intensive Real-time Applications (DIRT)
- JSON APIs based Applications
- Single Page Applications
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