5 Facts to Know About Node.js Development
Myths and truths about Node.js
But often people face certain misconceptions about Node.js development. Here are the most common myths busted.
- Node.js is a framework
- Relies on Chrome V8 engine only
- It does not support multi-threads
- Beginner developers can’t work with Node
- It is an open source and cross-platform system for building web applications
- It does, providing asynchronous and event-driven APIs
Facts about Node.js development
#2. Powered by Google Chrome
Besides that, with Google developer tools, you can also perform debugging tasks. In Chrome 57+, there is the Node.js debugging feature by default, and you can use it to eliminate errors both in front-end and back-end.
#3. Reinforced by JSON
#4. Sharing is caring
The Node.js community is open and friendly, ready to share any packages of code. Node ethics allows and welcomes this approach, making it simple to do so. Any author can publish code or create modules in a public repository. In legal terms, there’s the MIT open source license in play, taking care of all intellectual property issues.
You may find about 475K code packages in the NPM alone, which has grown from package manager to a repository. More on that in the next paragraph. Thus, it is very likely that when you face some challenge/task with Node.js development, there is already a solution.
#5. NPM, modules & instrumentation
This feature indicates that apps on Node.js consist of smaller modules that you can share. You can compose and manage each of them, as the nature of developing such modules with Node is care-free and facilitates experimentation. Each package usually takes care of one task, so it is highly effective.
One final fact is that Node.js comes with fine instrumentation, documentation and best practices. This is aimed at helping at every stage of app development, best performance, and readiness for production.
It would also be appropriate to list what pros and cons there are to Node, so let’s do that.