It is interesting to note that most of the technology that enters the market with the most promise often suddenly disappears. People sometimes think a new technology is game-changing when they first hear about it, but then it fizzles. When it comes to Node.js, we venture to guess, this is not the case. An open source software built on Chrome’s Javascript runtime environment, Node.js was released to the world in 2009 and created by Ryan Dahl.

Increasingly, Node.Js is the platform that web developers love to use to create the real-time, persistent web applications.  For many, Node.js development has the capability to boost ROI or Return on Investment for many development teams. And, it offers an immersive user environment that is excellent.

The reason why it is popular is that the developers can utilize JavaScript both on the front-end and back-end. Big companies such as Yahoo, Netflix,eBay, and Walmart have used Node.js in their products.  There are so many benefits when you use Node.js. Making an exhaustive list of reasons developers have embraced this technology would be far too long. Here are seven key reasons Node.js won’t be going anywhere:

Reason 1 – Accelerates Your Development

Node.js relies on Google’s V8 engine, which can transform JavaScript into native code at lightning speeds. Through this mechanism, Node.js can deliver efficient execution with scant memory requirements, even for data-heavy applications on the web. The versatility of Node.js allows for seamless usage on a wide range of devices, which is becoming an increasingly important consideration these days.

When you use Node.js, you can expect to handle run-of-the-mill application tasks at faster speeds. Communicating with databases and networks or managing the file system will go much faster than a lot of traditional methods. Node.js is especially liked by engineers who are looking for a way to expedite the development process for big applications.

It is interesting to note that Linkedin reduced the number of servers by a factor of ten after opting for Node.js. And it is probably even more fascinating to note that their mobile traffic increased significantly after they did.PayPal also started to use Node.js and has achieved some excellent results. The latency response time on their site was reduced by 35%! .  Paypal also doubled the number of requests on a second-to-send basis. Node.js is compatible with applications that require multiple server types, whether Mac, OS X, Microsoft or Unix.

Reason 2 – Best For Real-Time Development

Nowadays, almost all companies want to look at the customer’s information in the most up-to-date manner possible because understanding what the customer is looking for in real-time can help them improve stickiness, i.e. customer retention. Cutting out unnecessary steps is highly effective way to give the customer what they want. And, in recent years, web development teams are relying on Node.js to accomplish this task.

Superfluous functions are less of a problem when you use Node.js. Creating a web application that responds in real-time can be as easy as creating a blog post using the equivalent of PHP. If you are planning to gather many users’ real-time experience, for example, if you’re building something like a game or chat app, Node.js is far more simple to use than the viable alternatives.

Reason 3 – Streaming capacity

HTTP requests and responses represent two distinct occurences. In reality, they are the data streams. With Node.js, you can actually continue processing simultaneous to uploading.  This alone can significantly affect the amount of time your users spend on processes. And who doesn’t love more time?

Reason 4 – Node.js Is Everywhere

As a result of Node.JS, JavaScripts operates in both on the server-side and in the browser. Some organization feel that they need to shift things they developed for the browser to the server. If they were smart enough to opt for Node.js at the outset this migration is a breeze. It is much, much easier to account for the differences between JS browser and server tasks than to transfer JS to .net.

Reason 5 – Ability to Build Applications With Just One Code Base

Synchronizing data between the server and the client side is automatic and becomes a lot easier with the help of Node.js. It is possible because the developers can write Javascript not only for the server but also for the client-facing portion of the app. An example of this amazing capability is Meteor, which was built over Node.js. As such, a change on the backend means an immediate identical change on the user-facing experience.

Reason 6 – Acts As Proxy Server

Node.js offer a unique capacity to function akin to a proxy server.  It is apt for aggregating data from the various source points from services that originate in different places.

One way to wrap your head around this is to think of some examples. Some companies need to maintain a server-side web application that talks to multiple third-party tools. For example, you could think about an app that collects videos, images, and data from different sources and delivers them to third-party cloud services. The company could use a dedicated server, but Node.js may provide a better option because you can structure it to act as a proxy server for your cloud server. This is especially helpful for small scale applications  which may not do not warrant the necessary framework for a standalone, dedicated server.

Reason 7- Next Level Hosting Abilities

Node.js is a big hit among the developers as it has some of the best features.  It’s an equally big success in the market among fortune 500 firms. Ease of use for Node.js deployments is also increasing as Platform as a Service (PaaS) providers like Heroku and Modulus allow for quick node deployments using just a single command.

Node.js development is not a silver bullet platform that can solve all problem in web development. But it sure beats the historical alternatives and reliance on different programming languages outside of Javascript.