With Node.js, you can finally build web applications with two-way connections where both the server-side and client-side can thoroughly communicate in real-time and exchange data. Indeed, Node.js has been revolutionary for developers who wanted to push real-time web applications over WebSocket.
In this article, we’ll demonstrate a step-by-step guideline for installing Node.js on your computer and commencing with your web development journey.
What Is Node.js?
The first thing you should know is that Node.js is not a programming language!
You may already be aware of this fact, but it bears repeating for new developers in the field who may mistake Node.js for a unique programming language. It’s not!
Initially, Node.js was designed to serve real-time performance, pushed-back architectures. But since then, Node.js has grown into a vital element for server-side programming for event-driven, non-blocking servers. Most conventional websites and API services today depend on Node.js.
Who Uses Node.js?
According to W3Techs, to date, 1.4% of all websites use Node.js — that’s more than 22 million websites. These numbers give you a general idea of the amount of Node.js users. On top of that, Node.js has been downloaded more than 1.3 billion times! As you can see, the stats speak strongly to Node.js’ market scale.
From your friends in IT to the industry tycoons, all are enjoying leveraging Node.js. That’s because
This article was written by Zadhid Powell and originally published on Blog – Kinsta®.