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Node.js has been playing a significant role in making JavaScript popular amongst the developers. JavaScript engine deserves the credit because of the speed and efficiency it provides to the development environment.

Find few tips on Node.js development and its best practices

 

Start your project with NPM init

Stop writing bash scripts and start organizing your project with NPM scripts. Developers have been looking at NPM simply as a method of installing dependency however it has a lot more to offer than this. Node Package Manager allows you to add metadata; this proves to be useful for those who work on the same project as everyone will have the same setup.

Use environment variables

Take advantage of the environment variables right from the beginning of the project to make sure all the data is secured. Node.js advises to use environment variables and look up the values in your code from process.env.

Try using a style guide

Using a style guide will make you an even more productive developer as it is easy to understand code on a code base when it has consistency.

Be a pro in JavaScript

It is better to learn JavaScript before starting Node.js coding. It is better to familiarize yourself with the best practices of using JavaScript at least you should learn asynchronous programming, scope, functions, arguments, objects, and call-backs.

Go Asynchronous

Node.js is a single-threaded programming language hence there are possibilities that synchronous components will lock the entire application and will not allow any other code to run before they are complete. Therefore this makes the flow of the application logic much easier to understand.

Thought you might be avoiding the use of synchronous methods there are possibilities that unknowingly external library might block call and reduce the performance.

The most recommended way is to use asynchronous APIs for critical sections. This is an essential tip to keep in mind especially while choosing a third party module to ensure the security.

Conclusion

We hope you find these tips useful and would like to implement while developing new projects. Technostacks being a leading NodeJS development company provides an extensive array of application development services.

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