For many developers, Node.js is a first choice because it allows them to use the same language on the client-side and the server-side.
Although technologies come and go, Node.js continues to remain at the top this year.
The top ten Node.js trends for the year 2022 are:
- Real-Time Applications
- Serverless Architecture
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Enterprise App Development
- Cloud Solutions
- API Servers
- Isomorphic Development
GraphQL is a query language that allows the client to request data from the server. Compared to REST, GraphQL can query any shape of data in a single request, which is great for performance and scalability. It’s become a growing trend in recent years.
GraphQL solves the developer’s challenge of under-fetching and over-fetching data by giving developers control and flexibility in how they fetch data from the frontend to the backend.
Real-time applications provide convenience to end users. Since we expect technology to be instantaneous, it’s become a competitive advantage for systems to operate without latency or delay.
Node.js makes building real-time applications easy with the use of sockets. Some applications that utilize real-time functionality are chat apps, online games, social media, and more.
Serverless allows the developer to spend less time managing infrastructure and more time building apps. Hence, the benefits of serverless are less cost, more deployments, and greater flexibility.
A microservice is an architectural pattern that provides advantages like simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. It addresses a challenge of monolithic systems by modularizing applications into smaller and independent parts. As a result, microservices are autonomous, isolated, and easier to maintain.
Internet of Things
Enterprise App Development
Beyond web development, Node.js and npm packages can be run in the command-line and cross-platform desktop applications. One such framework to develop desktop GUI applications is Electron. This adds to the convenience of using one language to build multiple systems.
Many cloud providers—from AWS to Google Cloud Platform to Azure—support Node.js as a runtime environment. This makes it easy to run and deploy servers, APIs, queues, and other services on the cloud. The benefits of working in the cloud are cost, scalability, and not having to deal with infrastructure.
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Harikrishna Kundariya is a marketer, developer, IoT, ChatBot & Blockchain savvy, designer, co-founder, and Director of eSparkBiz Technologies.
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