What is Node.js and why do we use it?
If you’re wondering what is Node.js used for, we have a simple answer for you: scalable applications. It’s because Node.js is a very fast and lightweight framework, ideal for so-called asynchronous programming. In fact, using Node.js famously helped Netflix to reduce their app’s startup time by 70%. Quite a result, isn’t it?
Great technology for migrating your online business from monolithic architecture to microservices
Processes which aren’t dead-locked, making it easier than ever to build scalable systems
Ability to execute multiple actions concurrently, thanks to the magic of asynchronous programming
Seamless user experience
No buffering when the user launches the app, as Node immediately starts outputting chunks of data
WebSocket support, extremely useful when creating apps which require quick communication in real time
Open-source project, released under MIT license, with a huge community and hundreds of add-ons
The list of successful, tech-savvy companies using Node is even longer: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Uber… It is also worth to mention that the Node.js framework, with its ability to execute multiple actions at the same time, is especially loved by the fintech sector – PayPal being probably the best (but not the only) example of such a financial company using Node.
The popularity of Node.js can be explained by the quality of technologies behind this framework. For example, Node is based on V8, high-performance engine created and supported by Google. On the other hand, you can also find many awesome open-source projects which, in turn, are based on Node: wiki app Wiki.js, shopping cart ExpressCart and cryptocurrency trading bot Zenbot.
Last but not least, let’s talk about Node.js & servers. In fact, with Node it’s easy to take advantage of the newest trend – serverless. You can choose from various cloud computing models and providers, e.g. Amazon Web Service and Google Cloud Platform. Thanks to Node’s high compatibility with those, you can stop caring about maintaining the servers and focus on your app’s business logic.
Our Node.js developers are here to help you
Adam PolakHead of Node.js Team
As the Node.js team at The Software House is one of the biggest in the region, a lot depends on Adam and his leadership. However, for him it’s not a problem, as Adam simply loves this technology. Especially for how versatile it is. With Adam’s team it’s easy to create Node.js projects of all kinds – from MVPs to enterprise-grade solutions. Fun fact: Adam is also a great fan of Japanese culture.
MateuszFullstack JS Developer
KamilFullstack JS Developer
RafałFullstack JS Developer
AndrzejHead of Frontend Development
Jacek is always ready to help our Node.js developers with server configuration. Thanks to his work, both the performance and the security of Node applications built at The Software House are simply superb.
DawidHead of Quality Assurance
Dawid and his awesome team of software testers take care of Quality Assurance in our projects. They not only perform manual tests but also develop automated ones, using our custom framework for end-to-end testing – Kakunin.
When working with us,
you can expect more
Our development process is based on agile methodologies like Scrum. With regular project updates, live demos and the best communication tools, we make sure that you’re up-to-date with everything.
We’re proud of our technology stack. Instead of covering every framework possible, we excel in technologies which are truly battle-tested: Symfony, Laravel, Node.js, React, Angular, Vue.js, iOS and Android.
Every software house can provide you with frontend and backend development. But we do more than that! Our independent DevOps unit takes care of server architecture – making it stable, secure and scalable.
04. Quality assurance
We know that quality assurance is an important part of the development process. This is why, apart from manual tests, we perform automated ones – using our custom E2E testing framework Kakunin.
Our office is full of brilliant people. Among them are tech evangelists giving lectures at the biggest meetups in Poland and the creators of open-source tools loved by developers around the globe.
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Brickvest offers modern solutions for the commercial real estate market. Always wanting to be one step ahead of the competition, they approached The Software House and the result of this collaboration was a migration from monolithic architecture to a platform based on microservices. By using Node.js, we’ve managed to significantly improve the system’s speed. Now, more than 650 real estate companies and over 5 000 investors use solutions provided by Brickvest.
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