Based on the annual survey made by Stackoverflow – the biggest developers forum in the world. Node.js is the the most commonly used technology.
It speeds up development process and allows smaller teams to build large applications.
In comparison to other technologies Node.js is capable of performing more tasks in the same time thanks to its core element called event queue.
Node.js has thousands of libraries and it is used by some big players. It allows you to easily build a simple microservice or more complex, multi-layered applications.
Because of its asynchronous nature, Node.js is perfect for interacting with external services.
Connect it with AWS Machine Learning services to add AI to your application.
Utilise ElasticSearch to allow your users to search big sets of data.
Use S3 storage to efficiently store user data.
One reason was scale. The second is, if you look at Node, the thing it’s best at doing is talking to other services.
LinkedIn’s Kiran Prasad
Mobile Development Lead
You can make it scale, and it’s very performant, and every property that we’ve moved over to the Node.js stack has seen an increase in performance.
Principal Software Engineer at Yahoo
Senior Director of Payments Products and Engineering at PayPal
We concretely decided to do Node for two reasons: One was the memory footprint and it was advantageous to be able to use the same language on the server side as well as the client side. It’s super empowering for the whole team.
Principal Engineer at Mozilla