An open source, cross-platform runtime environment designed for building fast and scalable network applications.
In other words, Node.js can be a fit for almost any kind of web project, but especially if you are aiming to speed up site loading, process numerous user requests quickly, enhance the traffic capacity and handle large databases easily, which is a requirement if you are developing streaming apps and platforms, different games, time tracking solutions or social media and networking sites and applications.
If you are building streaming apps, different games, time trackers or social media networks and applications, Node.js provides fast solutions right from the start and ensures high performance and scalability, which is something your users will expect.
With its ready to go solutions (over 700.000 modules), Node.js significantly decreases development costs and makes each development cycle much quicker and efficient. This is why Node.js is a popular technology for startup businesses, regardless of industries and verticals.