Few would have predicted Node.js in the past, and its success shows that innovation can come from seemingly unlikely places. Although there are plenty of web technologies to consider using, almost all companies looking to serve websites should give strong consideration to Node.js. Here are a few reasons why.
Official Package Management
All Node.js installations recommend users install “npm,” which is the official package manager and repository for Node.js. The popularity of Node.js means users can find solutions for a wide range of needs, making the Node.js ecosystem one of the largest and most complete among all programming environments. Npm can also resolve dependency issues, making installing even the most complicated packages simple. It should be noted, however, that npm has no vetting process; users should inspect all packages they use, especially if they’re going to be used in production.
Dynamic but Performant
Web development needs vary significantly, and no single platform is the ideal choice for all uses. However, Node.js has proven to be a flexible, performant and mature option, and it’s a viable choice for a surprising number of scenarios. Companies both large and small should take a look at Node.js when it’s time to choose a server option.