HTTP is a first-class citizen in Node.js, designed with streaming and low latency in mind. This makes Nodejs well suited for the foundation of a web library or framework.
Node.js being designed without threads doesn't mean you can't take advantage of multiple cores in your environment. Child processes can be spawned by using our child_process.fork() API, and are designed to be easy to communicate with. Built upon that same interface is the cluster module, which allows you to share sockets between processes to enable load balancing over your cores.
Updated on Nov 16 2023
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