We used Node.js for the server-side of the mobile application RoomRenderAI, which was developed at the request of Triforce Construction (read more about it in our case study). With Node.js, the software interacts with artificial intelligence that processes user requests.
Node.js has many interesting features and important advantages that are actively used by developers for digital transformation of business. That's why skills in working with this tool often become an important factor when searching for new employees.
Asynchronous input and output. Reading files, database requests, and other operations performed using Node.js do not block each other. This allows the use of this tool for applications with a relatively high load and multiple requests to the server.
Node Package Manager (NPM). Based on Node.js, one of the largest open-source library ecosystems has been created, which is used for both frontend and backend. Much of the functionality required by the software is already implemented based on them, which speeds up and reduces the cost of development.
Event-driven programming. This working principle, used in Node.js, allows the server to respond to any events and asynchronous requests from users or other applications as prescribed in the code.
Node.js can be used without restrictions on macOS, Windows, and Linux, making it a universal tool for developers who prefer different platforms. However, despite all its advantages, it is important to understand that Node.js is not the only correct solution for all applications.
Node.js uses a single-threaded task execution principle, so it is not the best choice for software with intensive computational tasks. That is why we often use other technologies to create the server part of applications (read more about this in our case studies).