Enterprise app developers are always on the lookout for the most well-equipped technologies geared for better performance. This is why enterprise apps are evolving so fast and new technologies continue to make new trends for enterprise projects. NodeJS in recent years has emerged as one of the leading technologies for enterprise solutions.
Here we are going to explain some of the key reasons to prefer NodeJS for enterprise app development.
Unmatched Performance and Scalability
Since Node.js is built using the V8 runtime of Google Chrome which is written in C++, the framework automatically gets the stability of a very trusted and tested language that has been used widely across a multitude of projects. The NodeJS framework is developed and designed to work seamlessly across multiple OS platforms and devices.
Since the V8 engine of Google Chrome gets regular updates, the performance optimization that takes place with every subsequent update also benefits the NodeJS apps. Apart from performance optimization, with every update security patches also enhance the engine to take care of evolving security risks and vulnerabilities.
While the V8 Engine empowers the NodeJS apps with optimum performance, the framework is also known for unmatched scalability. Thanks to its single-threaded architecture it is capable to handle multiple connections at the same time.
There are several features that make NodeJS highly scalable as a framework for enterprise projects. The features like cluster module that facilitates easy load balancing across different CPU cores boost the scalability of the NodeJS framework.
For enterprises building cross-platform apps is doubly beneficial in terms of cost-saving and faster time to market. This is where the efficiency and effectiveness of the NodeJS framework appear as important. NodeJS is an ideal framework for building high-performance cross-platform apps with the native look, feel, and functionalities.
NodeJS under the hood utilizes technologies such as NW.js and Electron that allow easier cross-platform application development. The framework also allows reusing the code from one platform to another. For example, the developers can reuse the same code for desktop apps in developing web apps on Linux, iOS, and macOS. The same development team can build apps for multiple platforms and across projects and reuse the same code.
Node.js framework also allows developers to use Google Chrome Developer Tools and similar tools for easier and faster debugging and testing. Most importantly, the vast majority of tools for the NodeJS framework are cross-platform in nature and can be used across projects in different platforms.
Lower Learning Curve
As the experience of most developers relates, building scalable apps using the framework for multiple platforms doesn’t involve too many difficulties. Thanks to an array of developer tools and simple as well as the straightforward architecture of the framework. If you want to build an app at a faster pace without spending too much time on managing the learning curve. NodeJS comes as the ideal solution.
A Rich Package Manager
NodeJS comes equipped with a very rich repository of toolset called Node package manager or NPM. Recently an enterprise version of this package has been released to ensure optimum privacy and data security for large enterprise projects.
Developers can get ready help from this package manager for a wide range of development tasks ranging from installation, updates, and use of development modules. Thanks to this package manager developers can be free from the responsibility of building the basic functions and features of the apps and can concentrate on other unique features.
Reusable RESTful API
NodeJS provides great help to enterprise projects through the reusable RESTful APIs. This is cited as one of the key reasons for developers to choose the framework for enterprise projects.
Since the RESTful APIs of NodeJS are reusable they can easily be integrated with the backend operation without any hassle or extra load. Thanks to this, developers can easily handle a big volume of data which is common in enterprise apps.
Long Term Support
Enterprise apps are more demanding in terms of change and bringing new technologies for performance optimization. This is where NodeJS appears to be the right technology to meet the evolving demands of enterprise apps. NodeJS is a stable technology for enterprise apps because of scalable and continuous support.
Since NodeJS has been released, we have had as many as 18 value-added update releases in all these years. Every subsequent update of the framework provided some value additions, security patches, and performance optimization elements. This shows the robust support that NodeJS projects regularly receive. The reliability of the framework is further proved by the wide range of leading enterprise apps the framework has already been used for.
The needs of the enterprise apps evolve faster than consumer apps as performance optimization and demand for new technologies is constant in enterprise environments. User experience is also an uncompromising attribute of enterprise applications.
Functional ease and flexibility are the key aspects that enterprise apps and solutions cannot compromise with. This is exactly where the NodeJS framework appears to have a clear edge over other technologies. NodeJS apart from its core performance-specific attributes can easily accommodate third-party technologies for superior user experience. NodeJS apps are easier to maintain and improve with value additions.
Node.js has remained to be the most acclaimed cross-platform technology for enterprise app development. Known for the industry’s best backend solutions and flexible to work for frontend solutions. NodeJS offers a comprehensive platform for all kinds of enterprise app projects. NodeJS architecture because of its capability to tie with the network suits enterprise apps. Faster time to market and reusability of the code are other two crucial benefits that make developers choose this framework for large enterprise projects.
About the Guest Author
Chirag Mudsa is the CEO of leading NodeJs Application Development Services provider, CMARIX TechnoLabs Pvt. Ltd. He is a goal-driven tech evangelist for a long time of 17 years, specializing in web and mobile development domains. His innovative spirit, strong leadership skills, and a profound commitment to organizational growth have given him a key leading position in the industry.