What is Node.js?
Safety in numbers
These streamlining characteristics make Node.js perfect for apps using data streaming, intensive real-time data, and in/out based programs. They can be somewhat limiting with CPU-intensive applications, but for transferring information rapidly between server and browser (or other networked locations) Node.js works extremely well. Think communication, market data, even some gaming solutions – Node.js might be just what you need.
The community around Node.js is another major part of its success. With a huge library, Node Package Manager, provided as part of the program, many of the most usual problems will already have solutions to them – and adjustments and adaptations are easy to come across.
If you’re looking to build an app that will rely on rapid communication and throughput of data, between servers, users, or any combination of the two, Node.js may well be the solution you’re looking for.