Node.js is rapidly becoming a go-to application development technology for many enterprises. Big players like LinkedIn, PayPal, Groupon, Trello, Netflix, and Uber among many others have embraced and tested the platform for quite some time now. Node.js is built on top of Google V8 JavaScript engine and uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. This makes it not only lightweight but also an efficient app-building framework.

NPM, Node.js’ package ecosystem, provides the largest ecosystem of open source libraries. As per a recent survey conducted by The Node.js Foundation, 98 percent of Fortune 500 organizations are using Node.js regularly. This is due to the numerous benefits Node.js provides for custom web application development. Here’s a list of benefits of leveraging Node.js for your app project:

1. Node.js helps to build a minimum viable product (MVP) more rapidly when compared to a range of other popular app development frameworks
2. Node.js enables app developers to strategize their own structure using a variety of new tools and frameworks available with the Node.js and JavaScript community
3. It comes with a wide array of features and functionalities to help you experiment and customize your project the way you like
4. It facilitates code sharing across multiple platforms
5. It is easy to install and execute locally
6. Pursuing Node.js development by partnering with a reliable web application development company also proves to be inexpensive as the platform offers Pay As You Grow services to test and deploy your product
7. Node.js applications are highly scalable owing to its asynchronous and event-driven processing
8. It comprises speedy native bindings
9. Node.js possesses universality in nature. For an instance, when executing Node.js development, app developers can write the code using a single language and run it on various different mobile or other operating systems
10. Node.js lets you build high-performance applications. Instead of a complex process, it distributes a small heap per connection while comparing to other server-side solutions. This builds up a big thread for each incoming connection
11. App projects undertaken using Node.js can usually be of high load but with quick response and smooth scalability options as compared to the PHP apps that might collapse during heavy loads
12. With HTTP and TCP protocols, Node.js apps deliver great performance
13. The Node.js framework requires shorter parsing time during development
14. It enables tight coupling between the client and the server. This feature lets the developers design for both client and server sides in a way that doesn’t require back and forth flipping between various technologies
15. Node.js allows you to scale up and down when required to allocate power during rush hours and save resources and money when the usage is low
16. The Node.js platform is considered to be easy to modify and lightweight when it comes to feature enhancements.
17. It is compatible with a vast range of community-driven open source packages and modules
18. It offers numerous third-party packages, extensions, and integrations
19. With Node.js, you can ensure robust functionality and stability of your application even when the traffic increases
20. Lastly, Node.js hosting and development solutions are cheaper in comparison to other applications

Do you know of any other Node.js development benefits you can supplement to our list above? Share it with us using the comments section below.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article shows top reasons why one should prefer Node.js for web application development.