The popularity of the language made it very attractive for startups. First, because it can be applied almost everywhere - in any industry and area. Second, more developers means lower rate, and, apparently, costs are crucial for startups. But if we take a deeper look, we’ll find a few more reasons from the development perspective.
A modern evergreen technology
Thanks to its isomorphic nature, JS is especially welcomed in the entrepreneur community. And we are not talking about only reusable modules and pieces of code, which save time and money considerably. One of the main things that grab startup founders’ attention is using pretty the same coding on the server and client side.
Speed of development
And, sure thing, you’ve heard something about the “hot reload” feature, which allows debugging and changing the code at the time it’s already running.
Faster hiring and onboarding
JS is believed to be one of the easiest programming languages to learn with one of the smoothest learning curves ever known. Considering an impressive pool of developers worldwide, you can find the right team exactly for your project in any region.
Universal full-stack team and knowledge-sharing opportunities
Working in one ecosystem, your team members can perform various duties in case of emergency, so you don’t need to hire additional staff — no matter what changes or enhancements are needed on the front-end or back-end sides. Senior developers can easily provide mentorship for the newcomers and enlighten them on advanced topics.
Interoperability on various projects
Apparently, reusable experience helps to move faster. When using JS, the same developer not only saves time but also ensures consistency of your product on various platforms:
- websites and progressive web applications
- native-like apps on iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux
- solutions for IoT devices
- clouds and server-side infrastructures.
Either you are building a REST API or microservices architecture, or just an app running on all popular devices, you are free to use the same modules, package manager, task runner, IDE, libraries, and all other stuff. There is no need to solve the same tasks for different platforms. Once written, your code can be reused further.
Thanks to third-party APIs, you will be able to use advertising iframes, video embeds, helper libraries, or certain social media functionality (for example, tweets from Twitter or comments from Facebook) right within your web application. Node.js, in particular, allows integrating almost any solution your project may need.
Reliable vendors to fit your needs and budget
At TechMagic, developers have years of experience and proven expertise in JS. This could be an outstanding advantage if you plan to find a reliable vendor to deliver a flawless app.
Uber is the world’s largest innovative taxi company. Its app needs to process a massive amount of data instantly and battle asynchrony, yet it is known for relatively clean code and initially low implementation costs.
Another great example is LinkedIn. After switching from Ruby on the Rails to Node.js the app demonstrated better performance and memory usage. In certain scenarios, it worked 25 times faster.
Moreover, front-end and back-end development began to run on the same language, which meant clear communication, rapid implementation, and cost reduction could now be performed by a single group. Also, the number of servers decreased from 30 to 3.
Back in 2019, the Skyscanner team decided to redesign UI/UX. For this purpose, engineers created their own design platform called Backpack. Interestingly, Backpack was built on the React.js components, which added much more consistency and smoothness compared to the previous version.
Our domain expertise varies from fitness and healthcare to finance and data science. Be it a small startup company or a large enterprise, we always provide in-depth analysis before the development in order to offer the best software for your demands.
But remember, choosing a tech stack is not about trends and hype. You need to take into account different factors, including a business domain, technical requirements, target audience, possible integrations, resources, etc.