How to find Node.js Developers in India?

Finding the right developer for your project can sometimes be a hard task indeed. Especially when you have resources spread far and wide, and you don’t know where to start. So if you are in search of a Node.js developer, you have come to the right place. 

But, why Node.js?

Node.js is one of the best open source, cross platform backend Javascript runtime environment that helps you build scalable network applications. It is extremely powerful, and can be successfully used to develop all the modern and trendy requirements in today’s applications, including IoT platforms. So many big names in the industry, like Paypal, LinkedIn and Netflix use this platform. You can build apps for diverse industries including healthcare, e-learning, financial etc. This is the reason why many employers seek to hire Node.js developers for their projects. 

Node.js is not a framework or a library, but a runtime environment or RTE, and it comes with Web APIs that developers use to build codes and a JS engine that parses the codes. 

The benefits of Node.js

Even Though Node.js was originally released in 2009, the popularity and the worldwide adoption of the environment only increased recently. Here are some noted reasons for that:

1. It uses single-threaded processing

The main advantage of Node.js according to the creator Ryan Dahl is that the runtime environment uses single-threaded processing. This means that through this architecture, it is possible to process every request using a single primary thread, quite unlike multiple-thread processing, which needs a thread to be free and ready to be picked up every time a request is sent. The server has to wait every time this happens since there should be a free thread available. This can cause the applications to be slow and inefficient. Using single-thread processing would be the right solution when you have to deal with several concurrent client requests. 

2. Can be used in the Internet of Things

The single-thread processing feature is an added adventure when it comes to developing IoT applications involving sensors, actuators, devices with embedded electronics, beacons and so on. There is a lot of data exchange going on at any point of time, and managing this correctly is definitely a challenge. Since Node.js can process multiple concurrent requests and events emitted by hundreds and thousands, even millions of devices without the slightest indication of slowness or waiting, this environment has been in vogue since 2012. The event-driven architecture and the asynchronous processing perfect for I/O-heavy applications makes Node.js fast. 

3. Great for incorporating real time chats

Through real time chat the communication is done through text, video or audio from the sender to receiver. Node.js has a powerful Event API and comes with all the basic functionalities for building these real time tools. The event API makes it easy to implement server-side events and push notifications in all the applications. These can be used across several social media channels and commercial sites, and so many industries employ node.js for building their chat applications. 

4. Excellent scalability for modern applications

When companies choose a framework, they would like it to be a solution for their scalability needs as well. Look at how Walmart, Paypal and Netflix have grown. This is all done with the help of scalable applications. The technology allows load balancing over multiple CPU cores and it is possible to deliver desired outcomes through small modules. There is no need to burn out the RAM process, and you get better scalability while servers get to process requests seamlessly. 

These are just a few of the advantages of the many benefits companies have in using Node.js. So now, let’s get into the real matter – hiring Node.js developers and what you need to do to find highly skilled developers. 

1. Try for a short recruitment process than the longer route

Yes, that’s right! How about aiming for a shorter recruitment process rather than the long and tedious one. That way, you would save everyone’s time and you will land with the right candidate. As you keep the process long and time consuming, you might miss out on the perfect candidate because there is a huge demand for talented Node.js developer all over the world, and they might get hired. So if you plan to have a six-stage hiring process, cut it down to a three-stage one, and see the difference. 

2. Knowledge of best Node.js practices

Since Node.js is one of the best in the market, and is suitable for both small and large projects, the developer you hire must be aware of the best practices. This is important for every step of the development process. 

3. An exciting sales pitch

Yes, you read that right. A recruiter is selling the company, and should, thus, explain their goals and aims when they search for talents. You have to present yourself so the programmer would be tempted to join your company. Focus on the projects in the pipeline, the different approaches you are aiming at to develop applications and your product stack. 

4. Tempting social package

Some software development companies offer developers a good pay package that will bring on full commitment. Paid vacation, health package, sick leaves are just some of them. You will find really talented developers at these places, because they are paid competitive salaries, and they are likely to work well. 

5. Testing their proficiency in API communications

One of the yardsticks for hiring the Node.JS developer would be their expertise in interpreting existing API codes and using them in their own projects. So it is important to test for that.

Rates for the Node.js developer

The developer charges vary greatly, and is mostly based on experience, skillset, location and market conditions. You can hire them on an hourly basis, on a contract basis or as a freelancer for certain projects. There are several platforms through which you can hire them, like LinkedIn, UpWork, GitHub or Stackoverflow for instance, or you can hire a reputed software development company for your projects. 

Final Thoughts

It would be easier to find the right Node.js developer when you know where to look, and how much you are ready to pay for them. It is not necessary that you have to have high rates for exceptional talents, but you need to know the sources. Like we mentioned above, these are the best resources for finding a talented developer. Trusting these sources would help you cut short the process, and get you the best in the field. 

Interesting Links:

More information about Node.js

Life of a Node.js developer

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The author: Sascha Thattil works at which is a part of the YUHIRO Group. YUHIRO is a German-Indian enterprise which provides programmers to IT companies, agencies and IT departments.

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