Node.js means JavaScript on the server side. But what does that mean in practice? Read on to understand, in which context Node.js has the most advantages, and how Orient Software makes it work for you.

Web Application Development often requires large investment on server infrastructure, because with growing user base and activity, the requirement for computing power tends to grow linearly. However this is not desirable for applications which handle relatively small amounts of data for each user. These applications benefit from Node.js because it scales well and is capable of handling huge amounts of connections.

Developing Applications Using Node.js

Choosing the right framework for your application development plays a major role in determining how you use your hardware resources. Today, there is a wide range of frameworks available. Orient Software's expertise in multiple frameworks helps you choose the right one considering your user base and business growth expectation.  Orient Software will find the right architecture for scalability and efficiency. This not only helps you deliver your business better but also reduce the resources spent for it.

Is Node.js right for you?

When choosing a framework, Node.js is a platform to build fast, scalable network applications easily. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. At its core, Node.js uses ‘callback’ for all the activities that need any I/O to be done, such as fetching data from DB, or a disk or the internet. ‘Callback’ reduces the waiting time of the CPUs for some I/O operation to complete and in that way can serve some other requests. The well-known paradigm "You don't wait on me, I will call you" is a good fit for cloud services where resources can be added and removed dynamically at any time.

Node.js and Amazon Web Services

With Amazon Web Services (AWS), it is possible to build horizontally scalable applications to support needs of the business as it grows. But doing it all yourself by allocating more hardware and computing devices on-site to your applications and business is not always the best idea. Cloud services such as AWS can give more returns for the investment made.

AWS best practices do promote stateless applications, so applications can take advantage of their auto-scaling and load balancing features. Node.js, when combined with the infrastructure of Simple Queue Service (SQS) and Simple Notification Service (SNS), S3, RDS and DynamoDB, provide a robust platform which can be leveraged by Node.js’s non-blocking I/O architecture.