Taking a look at the industry and the recent trends, it has beendiscovered that while the demand for software developers will remain stable inthe years to come, all indications show that Node.js developers are in higherdemand than others, especially PHP programmers.
Some factors are responsible for this move in recent times. Oneof which is the rate at which products built with Node.js is gaining massivepopularity. A good example is real-time messaging and chat apps. The use ofNode.js for building these products is found to be highly beneficial to thesebusinesses. Moreover, it is more convenient when using a single language forthe frontend and backend.
Taking a Look at Node.js and PHP
In 2017and 2018, Node.js was reported to have taken the first place as the most used technology in the Stack Overflow Survey under the category of Libraries, Frameworks, and Tools.
On the job market, the search for Node.js has increasedsignificantly and has placed it on the list of ten most searched tech skills.PHP, on the other hand, features as the 14th on this ranking board. Also, thepay for Node.js is significantly higher than that of PHP. This is becausecompanies are offering more for Node.js since it is a little difficult to getthem, unlike the PHP that has more job postings.
Why Are Companies Tilting Towards Node.js?
The node.js uses the same language as both frontend and backendlanguage. Thus, lesser time is used in developing a web application. It alsoenables codes to be reused.
More companies are tilting towards Node.js because of its great performance in the market, especially in relation to real-time applications such as live chats, instant messaging, forums, gaming apps, etc.
Limitations of Node.js
In spite of these amazing features of node.js, it is howeverseen that its performance is limited where a web application needs much CPUusage. It is also not the best for websites that are CMS- based.
Node.js is in high demand and has been reported that the highdemand for it will continue demand; this means that it will continue to growand be the preferred choice.