Yes and no. It depends.
Importantly, Node.js is seeing rapid adoption by the web development community. This means that you’ll find a large number of answers to most questions via a Google search, in StackOverflow or even with code samples on GitHub.
However, you may be wondering if Node.js is a good choice for your next project. Whether or not Node.js is a good choice for your next project depends on what you are building.
Node.js excels at web development. The main types of projects where you should strongly consider Node.js are for:
Node.js works just fine for developing static web sites. While this is not it’s sweet spot one good reason for using Node.js for web site development is so that you use the same environment for your web app and API development. In fact, this is the reason that Exponential develops our web site in Node. We find it easier to learn one technology for most of our web development.
Web apps are software applications developed using web technologies, such as an online project management, CRM, time tracking, or other online applications. Node.js really shines when developing a web app.
JSON is the data interchange format that is used to communicate between client and server.
Additionally, if you’re using Node.js for web app development, then you’ll need an API to power the server-side of your web app. Node is a a natural fit.
Lastly, Node.js is a great solution when developing real-time web apps such as chat or gaming. All of the benefits above apply, plus Node’s asynchronous coding style combined with SockJS are a great fit.
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