What is Node.js?
- It runs single-threaded
- It is non-blocking
- It supports asynchronous programming
- It is memory efficient.
What Can Node.js Do?
- Node.js can generate the dynamic page content
- Node.js can create, open, read, write, delete, and close files on the server
- Node.js can collect form data
- Node.js can add, delete, modify data in your database
What is a Node.js developer?
- Develop back-end components
- Connect the application with the other (often third-party) web services
- Support front-end developers by integrating their work with Node.js
Over time Node.js has received immense long-term support in the form of performance updates and security fixes, this is most definitely an attractive aspect for enterprise-grade clients. Knowing the infrastructure your companies web-services are built on is going to remain supported for the long-term future is a huge selling point when deciding on which type of backend environment the development team will use.
One final note, Node.js is not advisable in CPU intensive applications.
Companies who use Node.js
We say Node.js is trusted, but by who? Let’s take a look at a few examples of companies doing big things by using Node.js for their backend development:
It’s fair to say that these are all household names for most people, it’s a testament to Node.js how many of these Fortune 500 companies use it for their back end programming. But what is it about Node.js that makes it the de-facto choice for a lot of companies?
Luckily that question isn’t that hard to answer, a lot of these companies have come out and publicly discussed their experiences with Node.js. Paypal, a company that handles a massive amount of transactions every day has attributed the faster performance to Node.js’s backend capabilities, while Netflix had success using Node.js to reduce startup times on their app so their 140 million subscribers can watch their content faster. One of the largest American banks, Capital One, even heralded Node.js as a source of massively increased responsiveness within their app.
It’s clear why most of these companies are leaning on Node.js to handle their backend operations, it’s fast. In a world of web-apps for everything you can think of, a lot of data is being sent back and forth between servers and client-side. Node.js has demonstrated that utilizing its framework can speed up this server-side processing and data-transfers immensely.
Hire a Node.js developer
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Why hire a Node.js developer
Trio Node.js developers are pre-vetted, interviewed and then trained further to become true software professionals, capable of adapting to situations that are both within and outside fo the scope of their general expertise.
At Trio, we hold our developers to a higher standard. Much like how elite special forces units recruit only the best from main branches of the military, we recruit developers who either show amazing potential or demonstrate exceptional skill. We then take their talents and sharpen them even further.
Another benefit of hiring a Trio developer is that you won’t incur the costs of hiring, which can add up to be around 30% of a developer’s salary on average, as well as overhead costs associated with full-time employment. By working with Trio, you can enjoy a highly experienced full-time developer for a fraction of the cost, along with the added project management assistance.
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How to hire Node.js developers
For those who wish to take the high road and hire Node.js developers on your own, we’re still here to help. Hiring a developer on your own is a very focused and hands-on process that requires considerable knowledge about software development in general. The last thing you want to do is trust your hiring process to someone with no technical ability. If you are a non-technical manager looking to learn a thing or two, we have a great resource here for you to learn more about the hiring process in detail. Otherwise, we’d recommend you contact Trio for consulting and developer allocation.
What to look for in a Node.js developer
At a high level, Node.js developers should be able to:
- Understand TDD and be able to write Test / Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests.
- Experience with Git and GitHub
- Good understanding of Rest API Architecture
- Understanding what asynchronous programming is all about and its workarounds.
- Good knowledge on Semantic Versioning
How much do Node.js developers cost in the U.S?
The average salary for a Senior Node.js developer is $119,500 per year in the United States. According to Ziprecruiter.com data, updated on Mar 18, 2020.
Here’s a chart that visualizes the salary ranges within the United States for a Senior Software Developer. Last updated - March 2020.
How much do Node.js Developers cost in South America?
Due to economic differences between the United States and South America as a whole, the cost of offshoring software development is significantly lower than hiring full-time with U.S talent. For Node.js developers in South America, the average salary is currently around $100,000 whereas a mid-level developer costs around $76,000.
How much do Node.js Developers cost in Ukraine / Eastern Europe?
Eastern Europe shares very similar rates to South America, again due to the economic differences. When looking at salaries in Eastern Europe, data shows that a Senior Node.js Developer costs around $100,000 on average.
Hourly rates for Node.js Developers
Another way to look at developer costs is through hourly rates. While salaries are good to understand for hiring developers for full-time and long-term, you might just need a developer for a period of 3-6 months or 6-12 months. In these types of situations, it’s best to calculate your costs based on the hourly rates of a developer.
Below is a table that lists the various hourly rates of developers in different locations based on their job title.
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