Among many beginner courses, Braining Hub organizes corporate training courses for experienced developers. These courses, which are more specific than beginners’ courses, touch a number of different programming languages and areas. The purpose of these courses is to help participants find a solution to a problem by teaching students a new language, framework, or running environment. Node.js is the latest addition to the corporate training courses – Stylers Group developer, Balázs Kovács, discusses this topic in detail below:  

At about 1.5 years, the Node.js training course is a relatively new addition to the Braining Hub course library. It earned its place because Node.js allows a front-end programming language like JavaScript to be used for the back-end.

A platform-independent solution for online applications

“Node.js runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS and uses JavaScript as a language,” Balázs explained. “It is a free server environment, which is built on Google’s V8 engine. The biggest advantage of this environment is the programming language it is implemented with, as it can be developed in JavaScript which is easy to learn. For this reason, development in Node.js also can be started with a relatively minimum amount of time.”

When discussing Node.js, a question that naturally arises is, what are the use cases? Balázs answers this question: 

“Using Node.js can become necessary if you need to create a prototype or MVP quickly, or if the domain is very important. But, remember – Node.js is ultimately single-threaded. This means it does not scale well under high traffic or complexity in a large, corporate environment. With this in mind, multithreaded, high traffic systems cannot be built on it.”

The developer team can become more agile

According to Balázs, Node.js can provide new opportunities for companies of all sizes.“Developers at SMEs can stick to old mindsets or modernize with JavaScript and other new technologies. For large enterprises, it’s also worth looking into Node.js because JavaScript is more flexible than the C# or Java that they use. With JavaScript and Node.js,  large teams can be more dynamic and agile during prototype construction.”

Because Node.js is JavaScript-based, prior knowledge of JavaScript  can serve as a prerequisite to the Node.js training course. There are some other programming languages, however, whose programming code can be transformed into JavaScript. The most popular and sophisticated of them is TypeScript, which is widespread in the corporate environment. As such, prior TypeScript knowledge is a good prerequisite for the Node.js course as well. It is also useful for participants to have basic knowledge of web-development, including HTML, CSS, and HTTP protocol.

Everything tailored to client request

Since these corporate training courses are different from formal education, everything is tailored to the client. There are no fall or spring semesters and the schedules and curriculum are customized to the company’s needs. If needed, training can also take place at the client’s office. From Balázs: “Because of the practice-oriented syllabus, we don’t recommend groups of more than 15-20 people. Generally speaking, the smaller the group, the more interactive the lessons can be. We recommended 6-8 people per course.”

In addition to learning Node.js, , participants also build their own application. As such, students receive practical experience with the tools and the code base they create can serve as a good starting point for a live project.