A website or software application is simply logical commands enabled by hundreds of lines of code working together to deliver the desired functionality to the intended end-user. For most software engineers and web developers, any number of programming languages, from Python and Ruby to C++ and Java, are used to carry out the task at hand.
Apps using NodeJS that you may have heard of:
- Netflix Web App
- LinkedIn Backend
- Medium’s Main App Servers
In fact, some have reported: “PayPal dev[eloper]s were able to write 33% fewer lines of code and use 40% fewer files while building the app twice as fast despite doing so with fewer people. Response time decreased by 35% which resulted in the pages being served 200ms faster.”. See source
This shift is primarily due to web-based content and design starting to become increasingly pervasive in our modern world, representing an unavoidable trend as the power of information technology continues to increase exponentially.
- Object-oriented programming
- Functional programming
- Test-driven development
- Code coverage tools
- Asynchronous programming
- Promises with Async / Await
- Class inheritance
- Type annotations and inference
- Enums and Namespaces
This presents a benefit to employers, who will save money by getting more out of their greener developers sooner.
Versatility in Frameworks
On the other hand, libraries such as Mocha, which are pieces of pre-built software that can be easily incorporated within a greater development project, compliment frameworks by allowing modern developers to save time and effort when faced with things like testing.
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