Application Development: Node.js Framework: 18 Reasons Developers Are Using It for Cloud, Mobile

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-08-22 Print this article Print


Two-thirds of Americans access the Web through mobile devices, according to Engine Yard research.
Node.js is a popular development framework that is catching on all over with developers looking to build hot Web apps and sites. Engine Yard, provider of a multi-language platform as a service (PaaS) offering, has announced the general availability of Node.js on Engine Yard Cloud. Node.js is a popular JavaScript-based framework for building highly scalable, real-time Web applications. It uses JavaScript—the language of the browser—to unify development of front-end and server-side architectures. Engine Yard Cloud is a commercial-grade, highly configurable PaaS for Ruby on Rails, PHP and now Node.js, and is optimized for building applications that scale to meet the requirements of startups to large enterprises. With the addition of Node.js to the Engine Yard Cloud-supported frameworks, developers can deploy highly scalable and concurrent systems, which will expand their ability to build modern innovative applications in the cloud. Node.js is an open-source, event-driven application-development framework built with a single unifying concurrency model that simplifies the development of distributed real-time applications. In this presentation, eWEEK takes a look at several reasons developers might like to try Node.js.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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