What is Node.js?
Advantages of Node.js
Easy to learn
- The applications can be scaled in a horizontal manner by the addition of additional nodes to the existing system. This also offers you the option of adding extra resources to the single nodes during the vertical scaling of the application.
Used as a single programming language
Offers high performance
Support of a large and active community
- js has a very large and active community of developers who keep a continuous contribution of solutions which helps its further development and improvement.
Disadvantages of Node.js
Application Programming Interface (API) is not stable
- One of the main drawbacks of Node.js is that the API keeps on changing at frequent intervals and does not remain stable.
Node.js doesn’t have a strong library support system
- In comparison to other programming languages, Node.js is not equipped with a robust library system which results in users being forced to take support from common libraries when executing tasks like image processing, handling database operations, XML parsing, etc.