So why’s everyone so wild about Node.js? And what the heck is it, anyway?
Node.js operates on what’s called an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, which makes it efficient in handling multiple simultaneous connections. This makes it ideal for real-time web applications, such as chat applications, online games, and streaming services.
Everyone loves Node.js
Node.js has also made it possible to build real-time, scalable applications with ease, which has led to its widespread adoption by companies and organizations of all sizes. Some of the biggest companies that use Node.js include Netflix, Walmart, PayPal, Uber and LinkedIn, who lean into its ability to handle large amounts of data, its high performance and its ease of use.
With such an enthusiastic following, Node.js has developed a robust ecosystem through the Node.js package manager, or npm, which also made it easier for developers to add functionality to their applications and collaborate with others. These modules and packages can be easily integrated into projects, saving time and effort for developers.
And don’t worry, Node.js totally thinks band camp is cool.