These days, if you ask a developer what the most popular programming language is, you’ll be greeted by an almost unanimous chorus of, “JavaScript”. Along with the explosive growth of JavaScript, Node.js is becoming the go-to technology for many companies. Companies like NASA, Walmart, Netflix, and LinkedIn have all made the leap into the Node.js world and many more companies are following suit.

Here are a list of companies that have recently made the switch to Node.js –

  • Netflix
  • PayPal
  • LinkedIn
  • Walmart
  • Uber
  • Ebay
  • NASA
  • IBM

Popularity

JavaScript, the language used for Node.js development, is the most widely used and fastest-growing programming language in the world. That means it will be easier for your business to find developers, education, open source, examples, packages, and other resources. Having these resources readily available is very important as you build your mission-critical apps.

Let’s look at some data:

  • According to GitHub usage statistics, JavaScript has the most contributors in public and private repositories, organizations of all sizes, and every region of the world. It has been the #1 language for more than 5 years.
  • More than 1.5 billion web sites use JavaScript around the world.
  • npm (the Node Package Manager) is the largest package registry in the world. It has now surpassed 1 million packages and over 1 billion daily downloads. This is more than triple than the runner-up, the package manager for Java.

Modern Web, Mobile, and Cloud

  • Node.js is a much newer platform compared to alternatives like PHP or Java. Node.js first appeared in 2009 and was built with modern Web and Mobile technologies in mind.
  • With Node,js, the web server is built-in rather requiring the configuration of a separate server.
  • Node is ideal for over-the-internet-communications, which is what modern apps are all about
  • Node is highly scalable

API & Web Services

  • We live in an API economy. Today’s businesses don’t just develop applications, they also develop microservices and API. These API are based on JSON (JavaScript Object Notation).
  • Node is made to perform great in a Web environment, over modern networks, and to provide and consume REST API. with older technologies, the capabilities came later, not as part of the foundation of the language.
  • In fact, the most accepted API interchange format JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) and Node.js are both based on JavaScript

Node For Your Business

As you’ve read here, Node.js is the perfect language to take your business applications into the future. One of the top benefits of Node.js is that it supports both server and client-side development. There are many development platforms available for Node, but most are for client-side development. Businesses need more than that – specifically support for database-driven, transactional application development. Applications such as business dashboards are especially in demand, and require the right tool-set to develop.

NodeRun is a development platform that gives you all the tools you need to develop full-stack Node application, including a built-in database and server, and visual designer.And when you’re ready to take things to the next level, we can provide services to help you scale up for your enterprise.

Learn more about how NodeRun will help your business here: https://noderun.com/