IDE Support for Node.JS
If you’re like me, you crave constant code completion and all the benefits that come with a high-performing IDE support. From file management, debugging, and other salient features, here are a few IDEs that include Node.JS support.
· Microsoft Visual Studio – Includes native support for Node.JS
· Bluemix – An easy-to-use IDE and quick code editor that includes support for dragging files to new directories, importing source code, and deploy/manage apps on the cloud
· Eclipse – Designed for Java and easily integrates Node.JS extensions
· CodeEnvy – An IDE that develops code with Portable Docker Runtimes and includes intellisense, debuggers, and desktop sync in its development environment.
· SublimeText – A lightweight cross-platform code editor that includes plug-ins which efficiently work with Node.JS
· JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA – A commercial-based IDE that is ergonomically designed to provide powerful static code analysis and maximize development productivity.
Node.JS is used for event-driven and data-driven applications like:
· Applications that run JAVA on both the client and server-side
· HTML5 Multiplayer Game Servers
· Web-based Game Engines
· REST APIs
· Desktop stock-trading applications and data analytics apps
· Real-time data-intensive applications like chatbots, games, social media platforms, and blogs
npm: The Node Package Manager
· socket.io and sockis
· mongodb and mongojs
Node.JS shines in building fast, scalable web-applications and real-time network systems, operating on a single-thread with non-blocking I/O calls and running multiple threads for concurrent connections in the backend.