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What Is Node.js? Explained In 200 Words


October 27, 2019


June 29th, 2023

Node.js is an open-source JavaScript runtime environment built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript Engine.

It enables to write JavaScript on both client-side and server-side and is designed to build scalable network applications.

Because of the asynchronous event-driven runtime and non-blocking process, it makes the app light-weight, efficient, perfect for data-intensive applications across distributed devices.

Node.js keeps on sending requests to the server without waiting for the request to be served first.

It operates on single thread supporting tens of thousands of parallel connections.

Node.js runs on various platforms like Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, etc.

Node.js can easily:

  • generate the dynamic page content
  • create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
  • collect form data
  • add, delete, modify data in your database



  • Fast
  • No Buffering
  • Easy to learn
  • Massive Library support
  • Consistent source code

It is best for building chat apps, news feed web application, video-streaming apps, Game apps, single-page apps, etc.

IBM, LinkedIn, Netflix, PayPal, GoDaddy have chosen node.js for its stability and continued reliability.

53,000+ STARS ON GITHUB, 1 BILLION DOWNLOADS, 4th RANK ON BOSS INDEX, 1,623 Global Meetups prove Node.Js is really a futuristic technology.


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