When the Internet boomed with public usage in the 1990s, technology companies battled to build the most powerful and efficient web browser on the market. This sparked the first “browser war,” between Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and NetScape (NetScape Navigator) to gain dominance in the usage share of web browsers.
The first non-beta version of Netscape Navigator (Source: ARN)
The most popular programming languages in Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey.
1. Validating User’s Input
2. Simple Client-side Calculations
3. Greater Control
4. Platform Independent
5. Handling Dates and Time
6. Generating HTML Content
7. Detecting the User’s Browser and OS
2. Arrow Functions
3. Template Literal
This is a common feature in other programming languages that allows you to save variables directly into strings. This proves to be an important tool for developers as it permits them to focus more on the development of the application rather than spending the time on syntax.
4. New Array Functions
5. Default Parameters
6. Property Shorthand
Built-in methods like .get() are available for the developer’s use. These methods help avoid writing the same code every time and cut back on various lines of code. These inborn methods are really supportive of cutting back the developing time and cost.
1. Web Development
2. Web Applications
4. Server Applications
5. Web Servers
Using Node JS a web server can be created. The advantages of Node JS are that it is event-driven and would not wait for the response of the previous call. It moves to the next call and takes advantage of events to get notifications when a response is received for a previous call. The servers built on Node JS are very fast and do not use buffering and transfers chunks of data. In addition to this, it is single threaded with event looping which is used in a non-blocking way. The HTTP module can help in creating a server by using the createServer() method. This method is executed whenever someone tries to access port 8080. In response to this, the HTTP server should display HTML and should be included in HTTP header. It can be installed easily by typing ‘npm install -g http-server’ and it can be started by typing http-server command.
8. Smartwatch Applications
9. Mobile Applications
Recently, Microsoft has really embraced NodeJS. They thoroughly support Node on the Azure cloud platform. Its one of Azure’s major features, and they’ve integrated Visual Studio support for Node.
Microsoft has also developed a version of Node for Internet Of Things(IoT) applications. NodeJS is great of IoT because it’s light weight and efficient.
The online payment giant was one of the earliest adopters of NodeJS. During an overhaul of their account overview page, they decided to try building the page in Node at the same time as their usual Java development. The NodeJS version worked out so well, that they chose to use it in production and build all client-facing applications in Node going forward. That means that most of what you see in your account is running on Node.
Like PayPal, Netflix started out using Java for just about everything. They too ran into problems with Java’s size and the time it required to develop.
Over time, Netflix moved away from its more traditional structure into the cloud and started to introduce NodeJS. With Node, Netflix was able to break down pieces of their user interface into individual services. This more distributed approach was able to speed things up an alleviate stress on their servers. Today, a large portion of Netflix’s interface is running on Node.
Uber needs to handle loads of data in real time. They have millions of requests coming in continuously, and that’s not just hits on a page. Uber needs to track driver locations, rider locations, and incoming ride requests. It has to seamlessly sort that data and match riders as fast as possible.
It doesn’t stop there. Facebook created React, one of the most popular front end frameworks. Facebook uses React on Facebook.com as well as Instagram and WhatsApp.
That’s all folks. Hope you enjoyed 😊