Make It Pop: How Node.js Makes Dynamic Content
Updated on March 20, 2023 | by Manpreet Kaur Sandhu
The Internet was created for interactions, and the faster they are, the better the user experience. This is the factor that distinguishes popular e-services from those hardly known. Let’s consider that people rarely grant others the time and patience needed for a serious conversation, so how could anybody sit through a minute-long response for a simple mouse click as though it is a serious philosophical question?
Open Source Has Always Been the Future
Node.js is open-source software, a notion that may not bring too much excitement to a website’s end-user. However, open-source backend software is the same concept as free software for the end user. In short, it’s an industry disruptor. We don’t need to search for examples of successful free services for long: Google gives search results for free, as well as its office suite, which has even caused Microsoft to create a free version of its own office suite; YouTube lets people watch videos for free; and OpenAI is currently providing ChatGPT for free.
It may be argued that node js in 2023 is among the top technologies that power the web today. A straightforward description of it as an open-source, scalable technology enabling interactive web experience shows how deeply rooted it is in our everyday Internet use.
Node.js Makes Servers Serve You
Any successful digital technology needs to be scalable, and it’s the name of the game. The popularity of Node.js is based on its ability to free server resources efficiently during heavy server loads. The key is the way it allows servers to process many requests at once. To illustrate it, this is how interactive content is created with Node.js:
- When a user visits a website, the browser sends a request to the server.
- The server sends sufficient information to the browser to render a webpage quickly.
- The browser sends additional requests to the server when the user interacts with the content.
- On the server side, Node.js allows the hardware to serve many users at the same time by “turning off” processes that serve those users that have received their previous requests already but didn’t ask for any new ones. It’s called asynchronous event-driven runtime.
How Can People Interact without Interactive Content?