NodeJS is widely used for developing web servers and network tools, as well as for creating command-line tools and utilities. It is also widely used to create server-side APIs (application programming interfaces) and backends for web and mobile applications.
NodeJS uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient for developing scalable real-time applications. NodeJS also has a large and active developer community that provides an extensive ecosystem of open source libraries called “packages” that can be easily integrated into NodeJS projects.
Related technologies commonly used with NodeJS include:
Express.js: a popular web application framework for building APIs and web applications with NodeJS
MongoDB: a NoSQL database that is often used with NodeJS to store data.
Socket.io: a real-time communication library that can be used with NodeJS to add websocket functionality to applications.
The experts at BITS have used NodeJS in a variety of projects. A selection of case studies and references can be found below.