Talk Node.Js with the Experts- What Are Their Biggest Pain Points?

Working as a software biz, I have been pretty open when it comes to exploring out new technologies. Due to my “right tool for the job” mentality, I don’t really prescribe anything in particular. Over the past few years, I have been deep in writing about Node.JS applications so no I think I have the capability to at least hold an opinion on it.

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Before Digging into Node.Js, Let’s Have its Brief Introduction

Built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine, Node.Js is a JavaScript runtime environment created by Ryan Dahl. Inspired by applications like Gmail, he simply aimed to create real-time websites with push capability. As a result, he gave developers a tool for working in the non-blocking, event-driven I/O paradigm. In a single sentence, Node.Js shines in real-time web applications employing push technology over web sockets.

So what’s different about that, you may ask? Well, after a span of 20-years of stateless-web based on the stateless request-response paradigm, almost all the recognized Node.JS development companies have the potential to come up with web-applications with real-time, two-way connections, where both client and server can initiate communication, allowing them to exchange data freely.

With all of its advantages, Node.js now plays a critical role in the technology stack of many high-profile companies who depend on its unique benefits. The main idea of Node.Js is to use non-blocking, event-driven I/O in order to remain lightweight and efficient in the face of data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. However, this does not mean that the technology is a silver-bullet new platform that will dominate the web development world. In fact, it’s a platform that fills a particular need.

Top Node.js Development Pain Points worth considering

· Error Handling- For me, the pointer is pretty important especially when it comes to mission-critical server-side application errors. Because it provides you with a very solid exception handling model, Java turns out to be a great tool. Node.js, on the other hand, is a single threaded model and may bite you if you don’t pay a close attention.

· NPM- Again, as Node.JS developers, most of us are pretty much spoiled. NPM on the other-hand is a terrible dependency management tool and turns out to be great when it works but when it doesn’t, you often get incomprehensible errors and stack traces.

· Console.log- Due to distinct lack of a decent debugging toolset for the Node.js stack, many professionals end up using console.log. This irritates me no end. It feels very much like a backward step in my eyes.

· Lack of safety- In the world of Node.JS, there are numerous libraries available around. And because the technology itself really doesn’t provide you with that much out of the box. Considering API documentation for modules, therefore, becomes a must. In fact, due to the lack of typing and the fact that debugging tools are not great making use of new libraries can be a source of extreme frustration, especially when the documentation for the said library is woefully lacking.

So that’s all for now! To know more keep watching the space.

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