Why Care about Node.js?
- Better performance — PayPal, one of the major early adopters of Node.js, noticed that when compared with a similar Java framework using Spring, Node.js showed a 35-percent average decrease in response time when delivering pages to the end user. Other companies have noted comparable improvements.
- Better time to market — Node.js is a lightweight, flexible tool with a smaller CPU footprint, fewer files and lines of code, and no compilation required. This lets you write, test and deploy your code quicker and easier than with alternatives like Java, PHP and Ruby.
- Strong user community — Dozens of major companies, from Yahoo and Netflix to Walmart and Microsoft, have adopted Node. In 2015, more than 120 of the Fortune 500 companies used Node.js internally. This corporate support caused interest in Node.js to skyrocket among both developers and hiring managers. Check out Cloud Elements Developer community