Why use Node.js?
Node.js is ideal for building scalable back end services that power client applications.
There are other popular frameworks such as Django, Rails or Laravel that are also designed to build back end services. So, what is so special about Node?
- Open source libraries – pretty much any features or you want to add to your application are usually available in open source libraries. Therefore, you don’t have to build any building blocks from scratch.
Netflix now uses Node.js for several reasons:
- One language for both the browser side and the server side reduces time input and costs
- High performance is especially useful for sites like Netflix which offer instant streaming services
- Many open-source modules available
- A simpler way to write, engineer, and debug
NodeJS and MySQL
NodeJS can be deployed in conjunction with database applications. One of the most well-known databases is MySQL. With NodeJS it’s easy to access and take advantage of MySQL’s capabilities. For more information about MySQL check out our product guide.
Is Node.js safe?
Ultimately, since such reputable companies utilise Node, the proof shows that if you follow the correct practices, then you should be okay. Common security issues include cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, security misconfiguration, and unvalidated redirects and forwards. Security in Node.js has become a more prominent issue now it is being used more and more for important projects. Following any reliable Node.js tutorial will help to avoid any security apprehension you may have.
Is Node.js free?
Simple answer: yes. You can download it here.
How to use Node.js
Centralize – Use one programming language for both the front end and back end
Scale – Extend the environment vertically and horizontally