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Node.js is Aging Like Milk, Now What’s Next?

Somnath Singh 40


Node.js is the poor man’s apple for backend programming.

I mean, just look at this code

That’s one line of code, btw.

Show me one programming tool in another language that lets you build a web server — in one line of code— just like that?

There isn’t one.

It’s a brilliant piece of technology for anyone interested in getting into the backend world.

That being said, I believe it is safe to say that Node is aging badly — both creatively and technologically.

It is not far when Node would be dead.

You don’t need something big to come in, the entropy will take its toll.

“What is terrible is not death, but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death.”

— Charles Bukowski

The Most Beautiful Part is I Wasn’t Even Looking When I Found You

When building web applications meant juggling multiple languages and frameworks — Node.js arrived on the scene like a dark knight in shining Armor.

Node.js liberated everyone from all the suffocating conventions made to over-complicate and gate-keep things in the backend world.

Developers could now build full-stack applications using a single, unified language.

I think we take for granted how much of an overhead it was to switch between languages.

I mean, even if you know another language, making that context — is pretty difficult.

There are a lot of people who are quite familiar with JavaScript. Giving them a tool (node.js) to be able to use JavaScript in other contexts made them so much more productive.

You suddenly could do a lot more than you were ever able to do before (using JavaScript). This is the main reason why Node got so popular — even beyond the imagination of its creator.