Why choose Node.js for your back-end development?

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With Node.js being the first attempt to establish JavaScript as a go-to language for back-end web development, today, you will struggle to find even JavaScript beginners who are not already familiar with the benefits of this powerful development environment. 

Is your company planning its next back-end development project? The Node.js runtime environment has one of the most impressive lists of corporate users: Groupon, GoDaddy, IBM, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Netflix, Paypal, Walmart, Yahoo!, Amazon Web Services and many others. 

Bocasay, expert in offshore it projects development, is exposing in this article, why you should consider Node.js for your next back-end development project. 

Why Node.js is THE solution for your back-end development ©Canva
Why Node.js is THE solution for your back-end development ©Canva

What is Node.js?

Originally developed by Ryan Dahl in 2009, Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment that is open-source, cross-platform and runs on Chrome’s V8 JS engine. Designed to build scalable network applications and back-end APIs (Application Program Interfaces), Node.js can execute JavaScript code without a web browser. This environment allows developers to share and reuse code for both front-end and back-end application development. 

Main Features of Node.js

Let’s explore why Node.js has become a top choice for software architects around the world 🌎.

No Buffering

Data is never buffered within a Node.js-developed application. 

Asynchronous and Event-Driven

A server built with Node.js will never wait for data from an API. It uses the ‘Events’ notification mechanism in order to receive and track responses from previous APIs.


Unlike other server-side development environments, Node.js provides scalability because it uses a single-threaded program in order to handle much larger numbers of requests.  

Fast Code

By deploying the V8 JavaScript motor, the Node.js runtime environment is able to execute code much faster than other similar programming environments. 

Data Streaming

Node.js can process large amounts of data quickly. As it can process and upload a file simultaneously, it saves software engineers a lot of time. 

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Why you should consider Node.js for your next back-end development project? 🤔


With unparalleled efficiency and flexibility, Node.js can build small, fast and scalable applications. Combined with its fast synchronization ability, Node.js is perfect for event-based applications. 

Powered by single-threaded and event-driven architecture, Node.js can effectively process several simultaneous requests without overwhelming computer memory. The key result is web apps capable of multitasking. 

Real-Time Apps

Node.js is an ideal environment for developing real-time apps that require low-latency in order to work properly. Examples of real-time apps include collaborative, live-chat and instant-messaging apps. 

Facilitating the handling of multiple client requests, and easily enabling the reusing of code packages from its library – within Node.js – data synchronization between the server and client can happen very fast. 

Easy Scalability

Using a non-block event-loop system, Node.js provides easy scalability and allows a server to quickly respond to requests. The great thing about Node.js is that it allows you to choose the tools you need for a particular project and then scale it according to your needs. Its modularity enables the creation of small apps without the complications of a CPU and memory-‘heavy’ programming ecosystem. 

Serverless and Microservice Architecture

Offering robust flexibility, Node.js is ideal for both serverless and microservice-based applications. These popular design approaches can save resources and effectively manage marketable application lifecycles. More specifically, serverless architecture is able to reduce computing power costs by requiring only lightweight resources for an application to be fully functional.  

Node.JS may surprise you with its long list of advantages ©Canva
Node.js may surprise you with its long list of advantages ©Canva

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is based on an ecosystem logic that includes many interconnected devices sending and receiving data that must be handled quickly. 

Providing fast data streaming, asynchronous input and output, serverless architecture and real-time communication support, the Node.js runtime environment is simply ideal for back-end development of Internet of Things applications and devices.  

Rapid Development

Built on an established web programming language and offering a wide range built-in tools, frameworks and libraries, Node.js is a cost-effective solution that can build new products and bring them to market without delay. With time resources being especially precious for start-up companies, Node.js is a top choice because it is highly capable of reducing a new product’s time-to-market development cycle.  

MVP Development

The minimum viable product (MVP) is software with just enough features and functionality to enter the market. As companies have to negotiate tight deadlines and limited budgets, it is important to be able to verify how marketable a product is before you spend resources in development. Saving a significant amount of time and resources, Node.js enables web developers to quickly create an MVP. 

Community Support

With Node.js, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. Regardless of your project’s particular needs or complications, a global community of developers is ready and able to offer feedback and support. In addition, as Node.js is an established and tested tool used by many tech-giants, your company does not need to concern itself with whether it will be abandoned or discarded any time soon.  

Benefits of Offshore IT project Development  ✅

Depending on their specific needs, capabilities and market sectors, companies around the world have a wide range of reasons for why they prefer outsourcing their IT development to offshore IT centers, instead of hiring in-house development teams. Here is a list of the main reasons: 

→ Limited availability of skilled and in-country IT developers

→ Limited financial resources

→ Unable to provide scalability and flexibility

→ Looking for specific skill sets

→ Lack of productivity caused by inefficiency

→ Need to provide 24-hour services

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