In many of our previous blogs, we discussed about the right development team, must have features of an app, cost to develop an app etc. This time our blog mainly focuses on Node.JS, one of the technologies that is preferred over other veteran technologies for Mobile App and Web Development. We will further learn about Node.JS frameworks that are known for lightweight development approach. Use of Node.JS frameworks helps to empower development process with some incredible functionalities that were missing in other patent languages. Developers and clients prefer to choose the technology for a layer of benefits and features associated with Node.JS. Corporate users of Node.JS software include Cisco Systems, Walmart, PayPal, Capital One, GoDaddy, Groupon, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix, Uber, SAP, Yahoo, Lowe’s and much more.
But what exactly makes Node.JS one of the top choices for technical prowess and scalable architecture.
Before we hop on to frameworks and benefits, let’s understand what exactly we mean by Node.JS.
Node.JS: The RunTime Environment
Now, Let’s take a look at some of the best Node.js frameworks.
Node.JS – Popular Frameworks
With an asynchronous architecture based on comprehensive frameworks, Node.JS has answered the needs of computational forces in the quest for incredible user experience blended with powerful options to take care of the evolving World Wide Web (WWW) needs. Below are some sorted out Node.JS frameworks used by top mobile app developers worldwide:
Hapi.js is a powerful Node.js web framework for building application program interfaces (APIs) and other software applications. The framework has a robust plugin system and numerous key features, which makes it one of the popular choices among developers. Also, it is used by many large-scale websites such as Disney, Concrete, PayPal, Walmart and more.
Hapi.js is widely used by thousands of developers for designing useful applications. Features of Hapi.js:
- Especially good for passing around a DB connection.
- Known as go-to technology for both startups and enterprises.
- Works as a stable, secure solution as well as helps deploying an application.
- Good structure to work in a team.
Socket.io is a Node.js server framework for building real-time web applications. It allows bi-directional communication between server and web clients. Like Node.JS, Socket.io is also event driven. Socket.io works as a client-side library running in the browser and as a server-side library for Node.JS. The framework allows real-time concurrency for document collaboration and data exchange. Notable users include Microsoft Office, Yammer, and Zendesk etc.
Top app developers use this framework for below-mentioned features:
- Asynchronous input/ output (I/O) processing.
- Binary streaming.
- Horizontal scaling.
- Document collaboration.
- Instant messaging.
Seven years ago, TJ Holowaychuk, one of the core Node project team member developed this essential framework for Node.JS. This framework allows writing code in pure Node.JS with minimum lines of code.
The express.js framework is used by top app development companies for features like:
- Template engines.
- Simplified multiple routing.
- Database integration.
- HTTP requests.
- Error handling.
Mojito is a model-view-controller (MVC) framework used by top mobile app developers for a gamut of features, such as:
- Convenient data fetching.
- Integrated unit testing.
- Local development environment and tools.
- Library for simplifying internationalisation & localisation.
- Full-Stack solution.
- Front-end solution.
- Database integration.
- Live reload.
- Custom package manager
Hope the above frameworks have helped you gain an insight into why top app development companies prefer to choose it over other veteran languages. This is just a glimpse of a much bigger picture of many more frameworks and features. Best of luck with choosing the correct technology as its one of the important aspects of mobile app development.
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