Node.js development has garnered its own hype these days and all the big players in the market are using it. Most of the famous companies have built their apps using the technology but prior to diving deep into the subject, let’s first understand what Node.js is and why should we use it.
Founded in 2002 in Mountain View in California, LinkedIn is a social networking service centered on businesses. It allows users to invite anyone to become their connection. The site is available in a total of 24 languages and has more than 400 million users in over 200 countries. LinkedIn utilizes Node.js to boost the server side of their mobile app.
One reason that LinkedIn chose Node.js is due to its scalability and the other reason includes its ability to best interact with other services.
PayPal accounts for the biggest and most renowned system for internet payments. It allows its users to conduct online business with each other easily and quickly in above 200 currencies. The company has been utilizing Node.js development to create customer facing end of their web apps.
The non-profit organization Mozilla is renowned for its open source web browser Firefox that is available for Linux, Windows, Android, Firefox OS and OS X in 80 languages. Mozilla utilizes Node.js as the main language in their multiple web projects. One of them includes Mozilla Persona- a cross platform sign in technology.
An American MNC, Yahoo is globally renowned for its search engine, web portal and other related services and attracts above 500 million consumers in above 30 languages each and every month.
According to Eric Ferraiuolo, the principal software engineer at Yahoo, Node.js can be scaled and offers high performance and each property moved over to its stack has observed a performance increase.
The world’s biggest provider of video streaming, Netflix is available in more than 190 countries. The entire user interface of Netflix is built using Node. The technology has proved to be pretty effective for the company that now it wants to utilize it in other layers of the stack.