The technology industry is evolving constantly and bringing new trends for users to improve user experience. Many emerging technologies have been introduced by experts such as Crowdfunding, Blockchain, Smart bots, which has redefined online solutions. 

With several advanced functionalities integration, many more transformations have been observed in the development sector also. Presently, several programming languages and advanced frameworks have been introduced by tech experts to turn the development process easier and faster. 

Among them, Node.JS has marked its vital and different presence among the developers. It has turned out to be the foremost choice for the website development process. It is based on an open-source Javascript engine, cross-platform runtime, and built on V8. Apart from this, it also offers high performance and applies an event-driven, non-blocking I/O paradigm. 

Furthermore, in this blog, let us know about this popular Node.JS framework with its features and widely used tools for the web development process. To leverage all the benefits of web development, partner with a web development company. 

Know about Node.JS 

Node.js¬ģ is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It is based on several features which include cross-platform, open-source, and the major benefit of this framework is with the Javascript runtime environment it can help to execute the Javascript code outside the browser.¬†

It is written in C, C++, and Javascript based on runtime environment type. Another factor that attracts developers towards it is this technology supports several operating systems such as Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, SmartOS, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD. 

According to the Statista survey, 51.4 percent of respondents used Node.JS. Another report suggests Node.js was the most desirable library, framework, or tool, sought after by 18.1 percent of respondents. 

This framework is suitable for several platforms –

  • Real-time web applications
  • Streaming applications
  • Messaging apps
  • Chat programs
  • Social media apps
  • Virtual emulators
  • Multiplayer games
  • Collaboration tools
  • AP

Features that are important to know about Node.JS

  • Fastest code execution¬†
  • Single-Threaded
  • No Buffering
  • Asynchronous and Event-Driven
  • Object-Oriented
  • Synchronous Code Execution
  • Open-source packages on NPM¬†
  • Two-way binding¬†

These are the important features of Node.JS, which attracts developers for web development. Furthermore, now let’s know the essential tools which help them to boost the development process. 

Best Node.JS tools for web development

Mocha.js

It is a popular Javascript test framework, which allows developers to test the functionalities in both console and browser. This tool helps developers to test the solution in the fastest mode. It also works for TDD (Test-Driven Development) and BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) perfectly. The major advantage of this framework is it is based on modern features that allow developers to easily leverage the benefits of the inbuilt libraries such as Should.JS, Chai, and Sinon. 

Features of Mocha.JS

  • Supports different Browser¬†
  • Asynchronous Testing¬†
  • Test Coverage reports¬†
  • Effective Usage of assertion libraries¬†

Chai 

Chai is a popular TDD and BDD assertion framework, which can be easily paired with any testing framework. It is used to run asynchronous tests and also helps developers to verify the test results. Apart from this, it can be run in a browser or with Node.JS. This framework also supports rich additional plugins.

The other benefit is that if node developers have to check with the HTTP servers, then they usually use super test, which turns the real requests and also simulates the different processes which are connected to the Express.JS. 

Sinon.JS 

It is a popular testing framework for Javascript. The major advantage of this Node.JS tool is that it supports all the testing processors. Apart from this, This advanced framework also supports major browsers. Hence, it is highly supportive of the cross-browser and also runs on the server by using Node.JS. 

Express.js

Express.JS is known as Simply Express, and popular as a backend web application framework. This software is launched as a free and open-source tool for users. The major motive of this software is to build websites and APIs. It has been also known as the de facto standard server framework.  

  • Written in Javascript¬†
  • Supports Node.JS framework¬†
  • Launched under MIT License
  • It allows you to create all kinds of server-side tools and applications.¬†

Conclusion 

Node.JS is a popular web development platform. it helps to build innovative solutions, which helps to meet the latest technology requirements. If you are also planning to hire a Node.JS developer, then make sure a developer should be able to meet with the latest development demands and should know about these essential tools which we have mentioned as it helps you to meet with the development requirements.