Node.js, Java and more
When it comes to the development of custom software, a sound backend is indispensable. One of the most important aspects of well-rounded software is the performance of server code, where data is sent to, processed and provided for the frontend. However, to keep the backend and all of its logic efficient on an enterprise level and scale, you want to rely on the proper expertise in both architecture, security and development. That is where we can help you. We would like to introduce to you some of the aspects of backend development and technologies that we work with to build the application that suits exactly your needs.
Choosing a programming language
What language is best suited for your backend depends on a number of considerations such as scalability, security, maintenance, etc. Among the most widespread backend technologies are Java, Node.js/NestJS and Laravel. Each of these has particular use cases it is suited for and our team of developers can ensure the best backend for your project with all of them.
What makes Node.js a valuable asset?
Since its introduction in 2009 as an open-source project, the interest in Node.js has been steadily rising and peaked especially during the past couple of years. Node.js is neither framework nor programming language, but a runtime environment especially suited for building fast and highly scalable back-end services like APIs and web apps.
What makes Node.js stand out is for one its single thread structure. According to that concept, new requests to the server don’t each require a new thread. Therefore, a single server using Node.js can handle thousands of concurrent connections without having to deal with the burden of thread concurrency that would otherwise cost a lot of resources.
How does NestJS come into play?
NestJS is a TypeScript-compatible framework for Node.js that provides a comprehensive out-of-the-box architecture made up of Controllers, Providers, Modules, etc. and is thus modeled after Angular. It has definitely been one of the fastest growing Node.js frameworks in the past 3 years in terms of popularity and is backed by a large community and support system.
One of the great advantages of NestJS in comparison with its most widely used counterpart Express.js is the fact that it provides all essential functionality out-of-the-box, which makes it particularly suitable for enterprise apps. It therefore relies far less on external dependencies, much the same the way Angular does in contrast to React.
What’s more, NestJS is based on a concept called platform agnosticism. What is meant by this is that logical parts can be reused with different HTTP frameworks (like Express or Fastify) or even different types of applications (such as microservices, web sockets, etc.) without needing to be specially adapted.