Will Node.Js rules the web development world?

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#nodejs

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#2

it’s already a reality.
I think like 2-4 years ago actually

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#3

Wow, it’s amazing!
So that’s why JavaScript which able to work in front end and back end become more and more popular right?

Is it worth to learn some language for native apps like kotlin or java now? 2019

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it’s a debatable question. i’ll advice to learn JS. anything custom will be killed at 3-5 years.

Java was a leader at devices before - where is java right now?

Kotlin? I’m not a pro. there is a topic when angry fan of this tech destroyed me - search it :slight_smile:

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If more and more ppl start to develop progressive web app instead of native app. Will native app lost its value or popularity?

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Facebook has a lot of apps. most of them build with React Native. i think that apps can be replaced soon as well.

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#7

Interesting!!! Thanks for answering my
Question!

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#8

Node.JS is significantly faster than Python

SCALABILITY

When it comes to scalability, we need to understand how effective the language is in handling large user traffic and how they can be handled using the minimum server. Scalability is very important in applications that are content-heavy and those serving various new users via mobile and desktop interfaces.

Node.JS though single threaded, has an event-based asynchronous architecture and non-blocking I/O that helps it to make the most of the CPU and computer memory. The asynchronous nature allows Node.JS servers to process more concurrent requests as compared to the multi-threaded servers. The I/O doesn’t block program execution under I/O heavy workloads which helps Node.JS application runtime performance. These factors make Node.JS servers faster and productive.

This feature ensures smooth Node.JS scalability within simple web apps, but the development of complex apps with a lot of concurrent processes need in-depth knowledge, attention and careful research.

Python, instead, does not support asynchronous programming by default compared to Node.JS. Although, it does support coroutines with which asynchronous processing can be easily attained. Thus, even if its architecture may not be seen as scalable as Node.JS, it has the tools with which scalability can be reached.

Python also scales well in code complexity, it makes code complex projects easier, wherein Node.JS would potentially pose difficulty due to its asynchronous programming.

Verdict – Node.JS vs Python, the choice boils down to the need and the objective of the project

LEARNING CURVE & CAREER PROSPECTS

As mentioned earlier Node.JS is an environment for running JavaScript code. Thus, if you are well-versed in JavaScript then you won’t have trouble with Node.JS. If you don’t know either of them, however, Python may be easier to learn, due to its cleaner syntax and compact code.

Python developers for hire have extensive documentation for reference (being around for 25 years) so there is sufficient base knowledge. The Node.JS community is also very large and JavaScript is one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing programming languages out there (500 new packages are being produced every day).

Career growth wise, both are beneficial in their own way. Recently JavaScript being a full-stack language is in focus a lot. It is becoming a popular choice for tech-giants to hire Node.JS developers and use JavaScript as a back-end or front-end language. Meanwhile, Python is also quite rewarding as it is well-suited for AI, ML and Data analytics

Verdict – If you want to be a full-stack developer or want to create scalable web/mobile solutions, JavaScript is a great choice. Otherwise, Python is ideal if you want to be a data scientist/data engineer.

FLEXIBILITY

Python is one of the most multi-faceted languages and adapts well to be used in ERP development, web development as well as Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning or Data Analytics development etc.

Meanwhile, JavaScript is also quite useful in ERP or web development, but when it comes to the future trends of AI or Machine Learning, JavaScript is not quite there yet. On the other hand, Python is already one of the preferred language for AI/ML algorithm handling and data statistics, numerical handling.

One thing that works well for JavaScript is the ability to be used both as front-end and backend language, here it’s very well-suited for full-stack development. It also scored big with mobile app development in comparison to Python (which majorly runs on server-side).

Verdict – Both Node.JS and Python are neck to neck in terms of flexibility and utility.

ERROR HANDLING

Both Node.JS and Python are good with throwing and catching the errors that occur in code implementation. Though, the general notion is that doing the same is easier with Python and takes less time to fix errors.

Verdict – Error handling in both Node.JS and Python is easy

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Thanks for the awesome and informative answers!!!