Selecting the best technology for app development is a crucial task as it drives apps towards success. Node.js and Java are two popular technologies in the app development world. Node.js was written by Ryan Dahi in 2009. Let’s first clear that, Node.js is not a programming language, also it is not a framework. It is an open-source, cross-platform Javascript run time environment which executes Javascript code outside of the browser. It is also used to build back-end services(APIs). Whereas, Java is one of the most adopted programming languages in the world. Then which one to choose for app development in 2021? To answer this question, here we’ll compare Node.js vs Java on the basis of various parameters. But before digging to the comparison, let us see overview of Node.js and Java.

What Is Node.js?
Node.js is a server-side, Javascript-based runtime environment. It attributes its success as a high-performance, scalable framework to the single-threaded process used for web loads and also async programming. Also, you can use Node.js based frameworks like Express, and Meteor.js within it to improve the backend capability of a project. It is designed with real-time and push-based architectures to build single page apps, websites and backend API services.

One can use Node.js to build microservices, iot based apps, streaming web apps, real-time software & streaming apps, complex single-page apps, backends and servers, scripting and automation etc.

Know the role of Node.js in iot app development at- Role of Node.js in Internet of things (IOT)

Twitter, Netflix, Trello are some of the most popular apps developed with Node.js.

What Is Java?
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