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Startup companies are often troubled to select their choicest programming language. When it comes to Web application development services, they often have to consider various project requirements before choosing a perfect backend technology. These can be as such:
Furthermore, a sound knowledge of frameworks, servers, and programming languages is important in selecting the right backend technology. An alternative to this is – the cost of web development goes up if the skills required are not readily available or are in high demand. Everything considered, a clear vision on how to utilize the technology for achieving business goals is an essential part of selecting a programming language for developing a web application.
Besides these, the choice of backend programming language is also a matter of choice. If there are 10 different programming languages on a platter, it is very important to understand the social popularity, community size, and job openings. None of them are complete enough. So it is a matter of choice, whatever the development team likes the most. As the most popular choices for web application development, Ruby, Python, Java and Application Server are the prominent ones. Node.JS and Golang (Go) are soon bucking up.
Camel has wrapped in around 900 lines of code and it takes as many as 2 million dependencies. Node.js is good, and web app developers have enough reasons to stick with it, but sometimes, there is a dithery situation, where one is made to question their own choices!
Here’s a list of examples, notes, definitions and comparisons that work a lot better keeping a view the requirements for the next web development project, expectations from developers and skills in hand. Lots of short back and forth answers that are pretty light and insightful. Plus questions that focus the conversation on something that can easily be shared as the thoughts flow. Peruse this report at your leisure!
There has been prevailing apprehensiveness regarding node.js development services within the web development community recently. Is node.js still applicable in a high performance, networked application environment?
Why have several high-profile corporate examples switched towards Go? Do they experience performance increases with this move? Amongst the many, Dropbox and Docker are examples of a prevalent few.
On that note, Node.js still enjoys a wider audience, many number of modules and also has speed and concurrency.
But web developers need to beware of their fury while working with node.js. There are these few things that node.js development services must discontinue and look for an alternative, just in case they are going for their next cross-platform development project:
Go is an open source programming language created by Google. It is a combination of C and Python programming language, is an improvement over existing programming languages and reveals increasing popularity amongst the web development community. It is static, structural, readable, strong and an effective way of handling concurrent programming. Go is preferred for its good standard library, garbage collection handling, and dynamic interfaces. Though not a good choice for web development, Go is still a great choice for real-time application development, networking applications, cloud-based interfaces, and micro-services.
|Concurrency||Node.js makes use of event-callback mechanism and is single threaded. Therefore, concurrency cannot be achieved with Node.js.||Golang makes use of goroutines and lightweight thread communication mechanism to achieve concurrency.|
|Scalability||The parallel process cannot be achieved via Node.js for large projects as it uses an event callback mechanism.||Goroutines helps in to handle parallel threads very effectively.|
|Development Tools||Many libraries, frameworks, and tools are available with Node.js.||Go comes with decent packages and libraries but comparatively less number of tools are available.|
|Error Handling||Throw-catch exceptions are available for Error Handling.||Go comes with its own explicit error handling mechanism.|
|Learning Curve||Easy learning curve as many online as well as offline resources is available for naïve as well as experienced node.js programmers.||Go is relatively new and does not contain as many learning resources as compared to Node.js.|
|Developers availability||Many people have propelled themselves into Node.js development as it is soon going to become de-facto programming language for cross-platform app development.||Go has to still convince development community.|
Some think that it can potentially replace Java (for good). Companies like Walmart, NASA, Intel and Twitter have been successfully using the platform in their operations and most other are thinking over to rewrite their existing codes to Node.js. Moreover, almost all Fortune 500 companies use it.
Although Golang has improved some of the misgivings of the languages like poor dependency management, complex type systems, dexterous memory management, lack of parallel computation support and lack of multi-core support, it also reduces the amount of code typing needed by being more expressive than C or C++. It eases out writing robust code for networked applications without sacrificing performance and scalability. It enables the compiler to inspect the code beforehand as opposed to dynamic JS compiler during runtime.
JS language features cannot be implemented as they are; but they have to be simply patched on, as an add-on syntax within node.js applications. Node.js still has large community support and such small pitfalls cannot scare away the inherent qualities of the language.
Neeti got her master's degree in software engineering in 2009 and has been working since for software companies of all sizes as a technical writer. What started as a high school passion has now been converted into a serious profession. She has a special knack of learning from all verticals and imbibing the extracts into her writing. She enjoys learning technical aspects of writing from her tasks where her experience and understanding are most impactful.