Tag Archives: Software Sagacity

Why Node.js Is the Ideal Language for High-Performance Web Applications

NodeJSEvery ten or so years, a programming language emerges that changes the face of software development.  From C++ in the 80’s, to Java in the 90’s, to C# .Net in the 2000’s, each iteration transforms how people work and develop software systems.  Node.js is that language of the 2010’s, combining highly asynchronous development with a wide breadth of plugins to create 50%+ reductions in development time.  Its single-threaded execution, high-level of configurability, and large plugin ecosystem make it the ideal language for high-performance web application development.
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Node.js – Dynamically Loading EJS Templates

Node.jsNode.js offers a powerful engine for high-performance web development.  One of the challenges with the stock Express distribution, however, is it’s low-quality default templating system.  Jade is littered with obscure syntax, and often requires manual conversion from HTML templates in many development workflows.  Luckily, installing the EJS templating system is relatively easy, and developers can reap dividends in increased productivity throughout the lifecycle of the software.
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