Before we get into the advantages and disadvantages of using Node JS, let me give you a brief idea about Node.js.
It is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for developing server-side applications. Built on Chrome’s V8 Java Script engine, Node.js uses non-blocking, event-driven input output model, thereby making it efficient and lightweight. Npm, Node.js’ package ecosystem is revered as one of the largests open source libraries of the world.
Top advantages of Node.Js
1. Node js is fast
2. Java Script language
3. Open source
Node js is open source runtime environment and is free to use under MIT license. Node js is the cross-platform which runs on windows, mac, Linux.
4. Active community support
Node.js Community is an inclusive network of developers who come together to discuss, learn and contribute to the various projects. This community is also active on GitHub.
5. Asynchronous I/O
Node use asynchronous programming. Every I/O operation is non blocking, you can do multiple operations at the same time. Users can easily send multiple mails, database operations and read files simultaneously.
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