What Can Be Done With NodeJS?

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

Ryan Dahl (the creator of NodeJS) was inspired by applications like Gmail and wanted to create real-time websites with push notification. When Dahl released NodeJS, no longer were developers shackled to the traditional request/response model. NodeJS, which is built on Googles V8 JavaScript engine, allows developers to create web applications with real-time two communications.

This functionality of NodeJS now plays a critical role for many high profile companies such as PayPal, LinkedIn and Netflix. Netflix for example, opted to use NodeJS to build a “lightweight, modular and fast application”. By implementing NodeJS, Netflix have 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 using NodeJS to program your own robot! For example, the Johnny-Five Inventor kit allows anyone with a JavaScript experiences to get started with robotics (no soldering experience required!)

With just a few lines of NodeJS, developers can take control of motherboards and circuitry to make LEDS blink and flash or how about taking control of motors and controlling your own mini robo-car all using NodeJS!

REAL-TIME DASHBOARDS

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

NodeJS 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 NodeJS Developers

Denis

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

Dominic

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

Vince

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

Vadim

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

Michael

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 NodeJS

It’s easy

NodeJS is an open source server framework which allows you to easily run JavaScript on the server, being 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 NodeJS pretty quickly! NodeJS as a tech stack is something to seriously consider if you‘re 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.

It’s FLEXIBLE

As real-time updates and push notifications are what NodeJS is all about, it‘s a super flexible language which can be used to build a wide array of applications. For example, use NodeJS 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 sun light or noise?

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