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September 8th, 2020 at 4:28 am

Top Node.js Trends for 2020

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Node.js is an open-source JavaScript runtime environment built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, which allows building highly scalable server-side applications using JavaScript. The popularity of Node.js continues to grow since its initial release in 2009 and shows no sign in slowing down in 2020. By far, Node.js empowers around 186,000 websites, and it is used by global conglomerates like Netflix, PayPal, LinkedIn, eBay, Yahoo, and more.

The reason behind the massive adoption of Node.js is due to the fact it is memory efficient, fast, powerful, and flexible. It shows improvement in applicants’ performance, the loading speed, and reduction in the development costs.

As HostArmada is driven by the intent to stay on top of the industry courses, we implemented Node.js on all hosting services, including our shared hosting solutions. We fully support Node.js, the npm package manager, and Node.js selector for utilizing multiple versions and effortless setup.

To keep our customers using Node.js informed about the current patterns and changes, we decided to review the top trends that promise to become prevailing in 2020.

Serverless Architecture

Serverless architecture is among the significant advantages of Node.js as it decreases the reliance on hardware and server, which consequently reduces the maintenance costs.

When a piece of code is executed, the resources are allocated to serve precisely the event triggered by the code. This ultimately reduces the time, increases flexibility, enables reusable modules, and improves the code quality.

Furthermore, it outsources the server provisioning and management and allows developers to focus purely on code.

Real-Time Apps

When running Real-Time Apps, the risk of overloading the server is quite high. Therefore, they require robust processing with a solid backend and data serving platform. Thanks to the WebSockets and Event API, Node.js is famous for its ability to efficiently handle I/O requests and events occurring simultaneously and improve two-way communications.

Real-time apps have become such an integral part of our lives, and we use them on a daily bases, from Google Maps to food delivery. As Node.js has proven to be the best solution for the purpose, building real-time apps with it will remain as a dominant course of its usage during 2020.

GraphQL

Graph QL

GraphQL is data query and manipulation language for APIs, developed by Facebook. The main advantages of GraphQL are that it enabled developers to specify the exact data needed, it provides a complete and straightforward description of the data in the API, and allows easier data aggregation from multiple sources.

Compared to typical APIs, which require multiple URLs to be loaded, GraphQL APIs get all the data needed by your app in a single request. When GrapQL is incorporated into Node.js apps, the data fetching efficiency is increased by 50%. This ultimately leads to faster apps, even when the network is slow.

The tremendous popularity of GrapQL reached its highest peak in 2019 and does not show any sign of becoming less demanded in 2020.

Microservices

Put merely, microservices are a collection of data broken into small, independent programs that communicate in between to exchange data and perform operations. Thanks to that feature, Node.js allows developers to regulate and change particular codes without interfering with other application modules.

Microservices improve the speed and overall functionality of applications. Therefore, this is among the trends, which will remain popular in 2020, as many businesses rely on it them terms of optimizing their apps.

IoT (Internet of Things)

Internet of things

The Internet of Things has spread massively across businesses, and its market revenue reached $212 billion in 2019. Along with the growing global use of IoT, the popularity of Node.js as one of the best solutions for developing IoT apps is also rising.

Taking into account the micro-services implementation, real-time capabilities, and data-centric approaches of Node.js – it is the perfect runtime environment for IoT. Thanks to its asynchronous event-driven Input/Output model and lightweight code, Node.js responds to real-time user requests smoother and faster.

As Node.js allocates quite a low amount of server-side resources, the trend of developing IoT apps with it will only continue to rise in 2020.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Building a cloud-based app is exceptionally efficient in Node.js due to the serverless architecture feature. It does not only improves the performance of apps based on it, but it also lowers the costs.

Furthermore, due to the popularity of Node.js, Google provides a wide range of useful Node.js tools that allow developers to build cloud-native apps.

Apart from building applications from scratch, Node.js can also be implemented in existing cloud apps. As this allows businesses to quickly scale up even on a limited budget, we reckon this will be among the most popular trends for 2020.

Conclusion

Node.js is, by far, is one of the most powerful JavaScript frameworks. With its long list of benefits and the top choice of many businesses, the trends show that the popularity of Node.js will be only growing more and more.

If you have considered starting your own Node.js project, the outcome of it could be a powerful and flexible application, meeting the current demands of users. To keep your expenses reasonable, here at HostArmada, we fully support Node.js, even on our shared hosting environment. We will be glad to give you a heads up in your new development journey.