What Can Be Done With Node.js?

Push Notifications

Ryan Dahl (the creator of Node.js) was inspired by applications like Gmail and wanted to create real-time websites with push notifications. When Dahl released Node.js, no longer were developers shackled to the traditional request/response model. Node.js app development, which relies on Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, allows developers to create web applications with real-time two communications.

This functionality of Node.js now plays a critical role for many high-profile companies such as PayPal, LinkedIn, and Netflix. Netflix, for example, opted to use Node.js to build a “lightweight, modular and fast application”. By implementing Node.js, Netflix has reduced the start-up time of the application by 70%.

Hardware, Robotics, And the Internet of Things (IoT)

For under $25 you can get yourself a Raspberry Pi or Arduino motherboard and use Node.js to program your own robot! For example, the Johnny-Five Inventor kit allows anyone with a JavaScript experience to get started with robotics (no soldering experience required).

With just a few lines of this code, top Node.js developers for hire can take control of motherboards and circuitry to make LEDs blink and flash or take control of motors and control their own mini robocar. All using Node.js development services.

Real-Time Dashboard

Possibly one of the most typical real-time dashboards is the chat-room or a multi-user application. Back in the 90s, early adopters of the internet would hang out on IRC channels, which often existed on proprietary and open protocols, running on non-standard ports.

Node.js is a game changer in this space and allows developers to build lightweight applications such as chat rooms using web sockets where people can exchange information in real-time – all without having to press refresh in their browser!

Our Top Node.js Developers


NodeJS Team

Full-stack web developer with a real passion for the job. 3 years as a JavaScript developer and skilled in Node.js and Angular 2+. Committed to always meeting deadlines and providing high-quality products for clients.

  • Node.js
  • Javascript
  • + 14 more

NodeJS Team

6 years of professional experience as a full-stack developer with a focus on PHP, Node.JS backend and Vue.JS frontend, Wide range of commercial projects, from online shops, CRMs, billing and CPA systems.

  • node.js
  • vue.js
  • + 9 more

NodeJS Team

5 years as a full-stack developer, 2 years as an iOS Developer. The portfolio includes backends for mobile apps, cryptocurrency exchange service (Bitcoind, Ethereum Geth), payment services, AWS, and much more.

  • Node.js
  • Swift
  • + 5 more

Full Stack Developer

Web & Mobile developer with over 6 years of solid experience with a great variety of technologies, including React.js, AngularJS and Node.js. Strongly believes in good customer service and always aims to build long-term ‘win-win’ relationship with clients.

  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • + 28 more

NodeJS Team

7 years of overall dev experience, 2 years as a full-stack web developer. Proficiency in implementing push notifications, search, user subscriptions, real-time synchronization, messaging, etc. Ph.D. in technical sciences.

  • Node.js
  • Angular
  • + 8 more

Benefits of Node.js

Open Source

Node.js is an open source server framework which allows you to easily run JavaScript on the server. Being an open source means there is a massive developer community and an abundance of online resources to help get you up to speed in no time.

It’s Simple

If you have an understanding of vanilla JavaScript, you‘ll be able to pick up the basics of Node.js pretty quickly. Node.js as a tech stack is something to seriously consider if your web application needs to deal with real-time updates, as it‘s been specifically designed with this in mind and makes it simple to do so. However, for business purposes, it’s best to hire senior Node.js developers to build your app.

It’s Flexible

As real-time updates and push notifications are what Node.js is all about, it‘s a super flexible language which can be used to build a wide array of projects in Node.js. For example, use Node.js to build an admin dashboard that updates in real-time to social media or business events. Or how about writing applications that interact with physical hardware based on real-world events based on sunlight or noise? No wonder more and more companies are moving to Node.js.