Developers working on full-stack web application development projects can gain a lot from combining these two technologies. Let’s look at how React and Node work together in building enterprise web apps that are easy to maintain over time.
What is Node.js?
The Node.js Advantage
Node.js offers a ton of benefits when it comes to your business apps.
1. Minimal infrastructure requirements
It is lightweight with low runtime requirements, which means the same servers can now handle more work with greater efficiency. In terms of enterprise benefits, it translates to savings on infrastructure costs. Node.js also reduces expenditures on Virtual Machines, Web Server Hosting, and Local Servers needed in running apps.
2. Quick website speed
Node.js promises reduced load times of below 3 seconds due to asynchronous loading. This means that only the section of the website that the user sees loads initially, with the remainder loading later to save time. According to a Google analysis, 53% of visitors exit mobile sites that take longer than 3 seconds to load. Slow websites will eventually cost you more in terms of design and development but will provide a low return on investment.
3. Better scalability
Companies have boosted their scalability up to 10 times with Node. It is easy to combine with other technologies and follows the microservices architecture.
4. Increased development efficiency
What is React Native?
The React Native Advantage
React Native has key advantages when it comes to creating enterprise apps.
1. Short development time
2. Progressive web app development
The ability to create Interactive UI elements that work as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on mobile phones is crucial for using React for front-end development. Services such as Profound Logic’s Profound UI can help with this. PWAs have been around for a while, but their full implementation is being achieved with React, allowing developers to provide consumers with mobile-app-like functionality on a mobile website. Not only is it responsive, but it’s also performance-optimized.
3. Cross-platform capability
4. Mobile app support
Combining a Node Backend and a React Frontend
Here is why it is beneficial to use both technologies in enterprise app development.
1. Rapid development
You can achieve a good return on investment (ROI) and save time and money using these two technologies. They work well together to give an effective framework for constructing high-performance enterprise web apps that are simple to maintain over time.
2. Improved scalability
Developers can use React Native and Node.js to build massive web apps with dynamic, data-driven views that are responsive across devices. Doing so is highly recommended when working on large projects where your enterprise app will get a ton of traffic. Moreover, you need scalability to keep everything running smoothly.
3. Real-time data
Node.js is ideal for real-time data applications because of its event-driven architecture. When React Native is employed, it is simple to construct durable applications that can handle massive quantities of traffic.
4. High-performance apps
The use of Node and React results in high-performance apps. Both have a lightweight and efficient event-driven, non-blocking I/O model. Using both, you can create powerful applications without worrying about slow response times or page load times.
5. Simple use of one language
Developers do not need to learn complex back-end languages like Ruby or Python with both technologies. As a result, it saves time, money, and resources by not moving between multiple programming languages and frameworks.
Get Started with Profound.js: Low-Code Application Development
Benefits of using Profound.js include:
- Reduce the time it takes to develop custom enterprise apps
- Ensure you find the resources needed to replace the wave of retiring RPG developers
- Enable the rapid rewriting of legacy and desktop applications so they can run on any browser, any sized device, and with a fully responsive design
- Quickly jump between low-code plugins and hand-coding, without the need to export code out of one programming paradigm to another
- Quickly find new development talent to replace retiring RPG developers
- Directly interfaces with systems of record on IBM i/DB2, by directly calling your existing programs and services programs
- Decrease your never-ending backlog of IT projects