Node.js development

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When to choose custom Node.js development

Node.js is a server-side platform great for building scalable, real-time, mobile, and web applications, including chatbots, games, or video streaming software. Want to take a closer look?

(If you don’t really need or want to take a closer look, go ahead and skip this part. We’re just doing this because our SEO person asked us to. Okay, if you’re not really familiar with Node.js, you’ll likely learn a thing or two. But you can head right to our services list. Or, better yet, straight to the contact form ;))

Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform, backend JavaScript runtime environment designed to build scalable network applications. It runs on the V8 engine and executes JavaScript code outside a web browser. 

The thing about Node.js, apart from it sharing a lot of the benefits of JavaScript, is that it’s super fast. Because it runs as a single thread, it doesn’t cause memory overrun. Which is why it’s great for high-traffic, data-intensive, and easily scalable applications running on distributed devices.

Node.js is perfect for real-time, push-based applications, though it’s also used for traditional websites and backend API services. And speaking of the backend, one of the benefits of using Node.js is definitely the fact that it can be used both on the frontend and the backend. So you can often hire one full-stack developer to create your app (and possibly save time and budget in the software development process.) 

But – as with almost anything in software development – whether Node.js is in fact the best choice for your current software project will heavily depend on your actual, specific needs and requirements, including what your customers and users want and need. Which is precisely why – before we tell you that you should choose Node.js for your next app – we’ll need to talk to you first to examine your needs and suggest a solution that fits them, Node.js or else.

And this, btw, is exactly what we’ll start with if we do a project together.

The benefits of custom Node.js development

  • High-performing

Node.js improves an app’s response time, which translates into a considerable boost in performance, especially compared to other languages like, e.g., Python.

  • Easily scalable

The way Node.js is built as an event-based language, it allows you to quickly scale your apps with lots of new features and room to grow (and new markets to conquer.) 

  • Cost-effective

Apart from helping your app scale, the fact that it has an extensive package management library with thousands of options ready to add also helps cut down the development cost (and time.)

  • Real-time

Speaking of time, there’s no lag between the user’s request and the server processing that request with Node.js, which guarantees real-time communication that’s always in sync.

  • Cross-platform

A large portion of the Node.js code for mobile apps can be transferred to desktop apps, again saving you time and cost (also considering the fact that you can use it for both your app’s frontend and backend). 

  • Community-supported

As with any open-source language, Node.js has a large, super-engaged online community of developers, helping constantly improve it and grow its capabilities.

Why choose DeSmart as your Node.js development company

At DeSmart, we can offer our clients a unique combination of almost 20 years of experience with expertise in the latest tech. Yes, we’ve been in the market for a really long time, and we’ve used that time to get really good at what we do. Instead of just growing into industry dinosaurs following the same ways, regardless of where the market is going. 

One of the reasons for this is that we chose a different path than many of our fellow software houses and decided not to focus on the so-called exponential growth. Instead, we wanted to keep it on the small side, creating a truly agile, boutique software development company with a super flat structure, an in-depth knowledge of tech for business, and lots of flexibility. 

So when you work with us as your Node.js development company, you don’t just get lines of code. We’ll work with you on your product and business side of things, from the initial idea all the way to the market launch. And all that time, you’ll be in touch directly with the people who create your software AND understand your business. And that’s without having to wait days for an email reply and all the usual back and forth you might know from other software development projects. 

Instead, we’ll work together as a team to find the best solutions for the specific needs of your project and your customers, with your business goals always in mind.

Are you interested in our Node.js development services?

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What our clients say about our backend development services

We received a great deal of effort for our money, and I’m happy with our collaboration. The quality of work was professional, and their team identified any bugs by themselves most of the time. Based on the ideas we provided, they came back with an improved solution. They also gave us extra product functionalities.
The initial meeting we had with DeSmart before we started the project was really effective. I recommend doing so if you have the opportunity. Also, their communication, speed of development, and expertise were impressive. DeSmart was excellent at providing their own ideas, which benefited the project greatly.
DeSmart is synonymous with service quality. The company works in a truly agile mode, regularly
delivering work increments, which allows to quickly and easily synchronise on requirement details. I was
especially impressed with the dev team’s capability to quickly learn and start using our new APIs.
In terms of deadlines, they performed well. The original timeline was for 15 weeks, and the project was completed in 17 weeks, given that we increased the scope along the way, I would say that's very impressive.
The recommendations contributed to the process by DeSmart, coupled with their questioning of our decisions, have made them stand out. The quality of their work is extremely good.
DeSmart effectively delivered a platform that served as the starting point of our business. My partner and I have been very pleased with the quality of their work!

FAQ

We realize you might not be familiar with all the aspects of the software development process. So here are a few pointers and explanations you might find helpful. And if you have more questions, send us a message, and we’ll get back with the answers.

What are the first steps when we start working together?

1.We always start with consulting your project with our product and business teams to see if we’re indeed a good fit.

2.We’ll then create a cost estimate and a proposed timeline.
Then we’ll organize workshops to help us define the business and product requirements so that we can build the best software solution for your needs. The people who took part in the workshops will make up the foundation of your project team.

3.We sign the contract and set up a kickoff meeting to nail down all the project details.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of the technologies you use?

Our development team will talk you through all the benefits and drawbacks of a specific technology for your specific project so that you know all you need to know to make your decision before you actually make it.
One of DeSmart’s core values is transparency, and we always inform our clients about any risks involved.

Will I work with a dedicated contact person on your team?

This really depends on your requirements. We have project managers, testers, and developers on board, and everyone’s equally involved in the project. This means you can talk directly to the developer working on your software and avoid the usual miscommunication that can happen when information travels through the hands and keyboards of multiple people.

Do you use project management software like, e.g. Jira?

Yes, we communicate using Slack and Jira and try not to use email too much. We’re also open to adjusting to the tools your company uses.

Are you a stable company?

Oh, we are. In the past 19 years, we’ve completed over 200 projects and have a full-time in-house team of about 30 people. We’re also the founding members of sodapl.com – the Polish Software Development Association. Go to https://clutch.co/profile/desmart to read what our current and past clients have said about working with us.

Why would I want to work with you?

We’re a boutique software house hiring a maximum of 30 people. Among other things, this means that your project is always a priority for us – we just can’t take on too many projects at a time. We’re also super honest and transparent and will always give you a clear picture of what’s going on.

Our team includes experts with many years of experience, and we’re often asked by other software houses to support them with their projects.

We also have a unique company culture. We’re teal-oriented and value a human approach to software development (which is why “Human-first software development” is our tagline) and work in general. And you can see it both in how we run the company and the way we work with our clients.

Who can I talk to about an upcoming project?

Set up call with Bartosz Drzewiński - here's his calendar.

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