Why Enterprises Trust Node.js When it Comes to Deploying Large Applications

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Jane Brewer
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Date:-November 08th, 2019 , Posted On:- Web Development


As if the popularity of JavaScript was not enough, Node.js attractively found its own way of attracting a lot of companies worldwide and of becoming a go-to technology for many developers and technology experts.

Why Enterprises Trust Node.js When it Comes to Deploying Large Applications

One of the most popular JavaScript technologies, Node.js has helped many popular companies to build various fully-functional applications like social media apps, messengers, real-time tracking apps, online games, and collaboration tools. 

After the launch of Node.js back in 2009, the need for different languages by permitting a single language application development. Even though Node.js is used to create web applications in real-time, you can hire node.js developer for mobile app development also, thanks to the whole Node.js ecosystem and particularly due to its largest package manager ecosystem in the world– NPM.

Let us look at some of the most reputed organizations trusting Node.js at the enterprise level.

LinkedIn

They have built an impressive business-focused social network with more than 500 million users. Linkedin had joined Node camp when the framework was barely a year old but already rapidly gaining traction. The company wanted to restructure its core mobile services by using Node.js since Ruby on Rails was short in terms of scalability and might run into trouble when working with lots of micro connections in the mobile app.

They went with Node.js for the app’s backend which produced pretty impressive results. 

Netflix

Netflix has become the world's leading subscription service provider, delivering movies and TV series to 130 million users in 190 countries. Since it was struggling with startup times and they had to write the same lines of code twice, for the server and client sides separately, Netflix decided to go with Node.js.

The primary reason for choosing it was because of the ease with which JS developers pick it up. Another major reason is that it eliminated the need to write code twice along with providing extremely high performance. They also went with Node.js after encountering vertical scaling concerns with their monolith JVM-based system.

eBay chose Node.js at the time where it was still rather immature at the time, due to the advantages it was promising and the eBay devs’ open-mindedness.

They company to keep the application running in “real-time” as often as possible and wanted it to maintain a live connection with the servers. The primary goal of eBay engineers was to arrange a huge number of eBay-specific services displaying information on the page, e.g handling I/O-bound operations.

Node.js turned out to be highly successful on the backend stack, so the devs subsequently developed a full-fledged frontend stack running on Node.js that leveraged most of the implementation.

This ride-sharing platform has grown immensely over the last couple of years and has reached 68 countries across six continents and processing millions of rides every day. It goes without saying that they need their app to operate as smoothly as possible, at all times.

They put Node.js into full production to build a massive system for matching drivers with riders since it is well-suited to distributed systems that make a lot of network requests to quickly process large amounts of information.

A website that offers online deals made a great deal itself when they chose Node.js as a framework with which to rebuild their entire Web layer. This online marketplace platform decided to shift from the monolithic Ruby on Rails mostly due to the latter’s limitations and increasing maintenance difficulties. Another reason was the need to unify development platforms across all countries the platform operates in.

PayPal

PayPal is the payment system trusted by more than 244 million people worldwide. The company started with a Node.js prototyping platform, and after proving its efficiency, it went all in and moved all of its Web applications from Java to Javascript and Node.js.

The biggest factor for the decision was the possibility of tearing down the language barrier between engineering—using the same language on the server and client sides enhanced internal communication and the understanding of the product as a whole.

PayPal devs were able to write 33% fewer lines of code and use 40% fewer files while building the app twice as fast despite doing so with fewer people. Response time decreased by 35% which resulted in the pages being served 200ms faster. 

Conclusion

There are many supremely innovative enterprises that know that Node.js is the best way to improve performance, coding efficiency, and overall happiness in their teams. It provides benefits in various business areas and one can surely predict that its importance for the enterprise-level organizations will only increase.


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Jane Brewer
Technology consultant in leading web and mobile app development company committed to providing end-to-end IT services in Web, Mobile & Cloud.
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