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The Benefits of Node.js
There are several different benefits of Node.js. Using this particular variant of server-side programming will help you develop a variety of web applications with greater ease. This system offers a variety of tools making a programmer’s life easier. Here are some of the biggest benefits from Node.js.
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Negatives of Node.js
Node.js is like anything else – there are parts to it that work great but there are other things that you should be aware of which may not be so optimal. These issues with Node.js are ones you should be aware of when making your decision about using it.
A big negative for Node.js is most developers deal with the API changing often and the lack of stability that comes with those changes. Many new API appearances feature a lack of backwards compatibility, and that means you will have to do more work than you would like just to engineer the solutions needed to work with the API. The bottom line is that Node.js needs to be more consistent with its API and API updates and this system will quickly become ubiquitous.
Lack of Library Support
The key with having applications be scalable is using an asynchronous programming model, but developers will notice this method is a bit more difficult than linear blocking I/O programming. Right there, anything that is more difficult requires more of a time investment as well. Besides being more difficult, there is a clunky feel associated as well. Programmers will depend on nested calls, and this makes using Node.js a bit more difficult.
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