Best practices for Node.js can be found all over the Internet, but let’s also look at some interesting examples of services that use Node.js that many of you definitely came across.
Node.js Implementation at Uber
A leading on-demand delivery application and taxi ordering service Uber is a great instance of leveraging strong points of Node.js. Since the day Uber was founded it began to scale fast and thus required a reliable solution. Node.js helps to make the service work like a charm, as if it runs like water.
Uber developers praise Node.js because it enables them to deploy new features and fix occurring errors on the go. This is beneficial for such a large service as Uber, because its developers don’t need to reboot any processes in order to fix errors. They benefit from the multitasking effectiveness that Node.js provides.
Usage of Node.js at Netflix
So re-architecting the system and making the Node.js platform effectively running was of prime importance for the Netflix development team. Turning a multitude of scripts into Node.js apps helps developers to manage them more safely. And right now this major task is what Node.js programmers at Netflix are working on.
Ebay’s Practice of Node.js
At Ebay their Node.js layer is responsible for Experience Services, a set of backend services that power Android and iOS mobile apps, as well as the website. Also eBay developers constantly build new tools to effectively deploy Node.js applications.
How Adoriasoft uses Node.js
DriverAgent is one of those useful desktop tools that comes in handy when you need your system updated, running smooth and fast. What it does is that it effectively scans the system, locating outdated drivers and updates them automatically. Users thus don’t have to search for new drivers on the web anymore – the app does all the searching and installation for them instead. The DriverAgent utility is written mainly in PHP, with some Node.js parts added later.
But to what extent is Node.js being used in DriverAgent? The development team at Adoriasoft decided to use the PhantomJS module to achieve a part of the functionality needed for the efficient performance of the DriverAgent tool. In particular what we’ve developed is a crawler, which with the help of a headless PhantomJS browser visits all pages of the AMD.com website. Then it gets the download links of all drivers needed.
Node.js is in many cases the first-choice technology and framework for large-scale modern apps and businesses that operate worldwide. Adoriasoft recognizes all the benefits of using Node.js, including asynchronous code execution, multitasking, fast processing, and its open source code nature. So for the majority of our web projects Node.js becomes the ideal technology solution that can help businesses to grow, scale and succeed.