Node.js / React Software Development 2023-08-07T20:08:44-07:00

Node.js / React Software Development

Node.js Software Development

Node.js is an open-source runtime environment that is used to develop fast and highly scalable network applications. The types of projects that can be implemented using Node.js include:

  • Mobile Apps
  • Highly scalable apps
  • eCommerce websites and mobile apps
  • Start-up projects
  • Real-time platforms including transaction processing, chat software, …
  • And many more….

Community Support

Node.js has a very active support community that constantly develops and releases open-source libraries that can be used to quickly implement features for your project. Development time can be drastically reduced by taking advantage of the constantly growing pool of libraries.

Speed & Scalability

When assessing an application’s speed and scalability, some of the biggest performance hits come from blocking I/O operations. The reason for this is that many of these applications follow a concurrency model of execution, in which subsequent operations must wait until it’s preceding operation has completed before executing.

Node.js is able to get around this common bottleneck due to the fact that I/O operations run asynchronously. This enables a new operation to be started while another one is currently running which greatly improves efficiency, performance and scalability.

When to use Node.js

While no technology is perfect for everything, Node.js does exceptionally well for developing applications that need to be highly responsive such as:

  • Data Intensive Real-time Applications
  • JSON APIs based Applications
  • Single Page Applications
  • Data Streaming Applications

Node.js Application Architecture

The below figure visualizes overall architecture of various types (not all) of Node.js applications:

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What is React.js?

React.js is a powerful JavaScript library that is used for building user interfaces and is used by many large companies such as Facebook, Netflix, PayPal, and Walmart. For more information, please review the links below:

What is Angular.js?

Angular.js is a Javascript Framework that is used in Node.js applications. It is a layer between the user and Node.js handling the visual components of pages. For more information, please review the links below:

What is Express.js?

Express is a application framework / library for developing node.js web applications. For more information, please visit the links below:

What is Sequelize?
Sequelize is a object-relational mapping (ORM) component for Node.js responsible for communication / translation between Node.js and various databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL,… For more information, please review the link below:

What are MongoDB and Mongoose:
MongoDB is a database program designed specially for storing and retrieval of documents.
Mongoose is an Object Data Modeling (ODM) library for MongoDB and Node.js. It is used as a middle tier handling data translation and mapping between Node.js and MongoDB.
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What is Redis?
Redis is an in-memory data structure storing platform that can be used as a database or caching mechanism. Redis can handle various data structures including as strings, lists, sets, hashes, bitmaps, and more.
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Development Efficiency

React.js uses the concept of components, which are reusable pieces of code that can be used as building blocks to create many different types of pages.
By using components, developers are able to reduce development time by modifying and reusing components while maintaining quality.

Fast Performance and Scalability

React.js utilizes the concept of a virtual DOM which allows for the rendering of dynamic content with minimal resource costs. Through the utilization of a virtual DOM, you are able to develop highly responsive and scalable applications.

Reliable and Up-to-date

React.js was originally developed by Facebook, and continues to be supported and maintained by the company today. This in addition to the wide support community, web applications built using React continue to be reliable and up-to-date with the latest technologies.

Kento Systems is a full-service software development company specializing in creating and maintaining Node.js websites and mobile apps local to the Los Angeles area. We help start-ups and corporations define project roadmap by performing Business Analysis of their ideas and projects and making those ideas come to life.