Node.js proved to be a tool with a lot of adaptabilities, and, therefore, its use can be implemented in different situations, with different objectives, such as:
Simulated objects and prototypes: because of its very popular language in the web universe, Node.js is interesting in creating prototypes of APIs and simulated objects (mocks), testing the possibility of different scenarios;
Scalable environments: since it is capable of handling a large number of connections at the same time, Node is perfect in environments that have multiple concurrent connections.
These are the main features of Node.js:
We are very used to the fact that when a change is made to the page, we have to reload the page to view it. Node.js works in real-time, and therefore, every time an event occurs, it will be modified immediately so that the client, even being on the page, sees the change.
This is indeed one of the main features and one of the reasons Node.js is used so much today. It could be considered as the programming of the future, a more efficient, robust and interactive programming.
Node.js works with MongoDB, which is not your typical table-based database. It is a documentary database. At first, it is a bit difficult to imagine a database that does not use tables, rows, columns and that kind of thing; but with the time you get used to it.
Npm is a package manager that comes bundled with the Node.js installation and comes with a multitude of useful tools. In fact, it is the largest package manager out there, so just imagine its potential.
We can really do any type of project or web application with node.js in a very similar way to what we could do with PHP, but Node.js stands out in:
With Node.js, you could also create a great forum and far above the ones we are used to today.
Imagine a forum where new posts are updated in real-time. You are in a popular thread reading a topic that interests you, and you are reading the latest post from the forum, and suddenly, a new contribution from a user is loaded in real-time. Wouldn't it be great?
We live in a world dominated by Social Networks. Every day there are more people who use them. You never know if you can create the next successful Social Network, either worldwide or in your niche and it is a very good idea to create it with Node.js. A Social Network must work in real-time, and in that aspect, Node.js is king.
Due to the asynchronous and event-driven nature of node.js, it is ideal for developing chats. If you think about it, these are the characteristics that a chat needs to be functional.
Both the server and the client will always be communicated in real-time with each other and without any need to update the page.
These are some examples of the things you could do, especially the most interesting given the power of Node.js. But by proxy, you can do whatever you want.
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