NodeJS is a great tool for project managers and developers who want a cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications. If you lead a team of developers, getting them NodeJS training will make them better equipped.
Many major companies have used NodeJS to help their business. GoDaddy uses NodeJS. Their Director of Engineering, Charlie Robbins said one of the three main benefits of NodeJS has been in encouraging modularity. “Coupling is the devil in all software. I don’t care what language it’s in. So by writing smaller things that work well together, we’re able to write more flexible solutions for our customers,” he said.
Apart from a bigger talent pool of developers to choose from, NodeJS also features a vibrant community behind it.
Meyer knew NodeJS was how Buzzfeed was going to get the benefits of server-side rendering quickly and easily.
Another company that uses NodeJS is Bustle. They reach 41 global unique visitors, of which 26 million (63%) are in the United States. Bustle’s Director of Engineering, Stephen Faulker said the main benefit of NodeJS for him is that it uses the same language on the front end as the back-end.
“Having our entire team able to work across our entire app even if they don’t necessarily have background knowledge, they can hopefully contribute.” He gets a lot of value from that as a manager and as somebody who oversees development. It’s small, it’s fast and it’s clean.
NodeJS also helps big businesses like the NFL. “Millions of people go to NFL.com everyday,” said their software engineer James Hush. Having a solid user experience is absolutely essential.
“NodeJS helps us deliver a solid user experience by allowing us to render pages on the server.” It also decreases the time to load on the server, which decreases the time it loads for the user. It also helps with Search Engine Optimization.
Samsung acquired Joyent, the company that created NodeJS earlier this year. It means that a billion connected devices that Samsung has are starting to depend on Joyent’s public cloud. And their public cloud depends on NodeJS.
“It’s a validation that Node is almost a perfect fit for connected devices, for IOT, and for just managing petabytes of data,” said Joyent Product Engineer, Wyatt Preul.
Nobody is going to be able to avoid NodeJS in the future. Developers will find that there are things that only Node can do. Buzzfeed found Node was the only solution for their need for server-side rendered apps.
NodeJS is an increasingly large part of the ecosystem of web programming. Don’t get left behind.