To be concise, Node.js makes it effortless to build a network or other event-driven application servers, and following are a few things you should definitely know about it before you start working on it.
The philosophy followed by developers of Node.js is “share merrily”. It’s unbelievable how easy is it, to share packages of library code- officially and lawfully. The Node Package Manager which started with almost nothing has accumulated almost 50,000 packages till now, which makes it most likely that some other developer would’ve already packaged a resolution for your problems and all you have to do is look at the right places.
Node.js follows a simple name space attitude, such as it lets an author to circulate his packaged solution under a vacant module name which is then published in the repository. This publically sharing of code under the MIT open source license is exceedingly desired in the community, as it is comparatively stress-free, keeping in mind the intellectual property point-of-view.
- Broad working spectrum of Node package manager
Each and every deployment system for Node.js relies upon the Node package manager majorly and further motivates many PaaS(platform-as-a-service) providers towards Node.js by making it easier to shift minor applications between providers. The simplicity and reliability of package management has lead to the growth of the entire Node ecosystem recently and is waiting to be taken to the next level as far as underlying public service is concerned.
The applications built in Node.js and the Core in itself can be easily separated out into smaller modules which are composed and shareable. It’s always made sure that the scope is strictly controlled and architected to be easily managed. The minimalistic difficulty level and relaxed characteristic of the developing modules, further motivates the community to experiment which has lead to quite a bit of overlap in the package population. Still it has been noticed that each package when executed well can easily handle one task flawlessly.
As Node.js consists of several tools which play a vital role in making an application deliver full performance, it is widely considered to be well instrumented for production usage. We are all well aware that Node.js is still growing and as it is with many other technologies many areas of Node.js are also under development and for support more documentation, tools and best practices are desired.
Node.js is budding rapidly and is being installed in more mission-critical systems. It’s trouble-free to get started with Node.js, and yet Node.js is deep enough to process modern Web intricacy. Whether you’re developing a next generation website — like APIs for mobile and Web integration — or something new that depends upon underlying services, Node.js is a runtime system that could work very well for you.