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Node.js Vs. Python: A Comparison Between the Two Most Popular backend Technology

Backend is a crucial part of an application as it provides functionality to the web application. So for merchants trying to create an efficient web app they must choose the backend technology for their application very carefully. As with the aid of a proper backend application merchants can easily create amazing web applications that can easily aid them in catering to the business requirements efficiently. However, making a choice is not as easy as it sounds since there are a number of options available in the market.

However, if a merchant ends up making a poor choice for their web application they might end up making their application look all over the place and provide their users with a terrible experience with their business. Hence, making an analytical and informative choice about the technology a merchant would use for their website’s backend is very crucial before they plan to hire Node.js development services or experts of any other technology. With this article today, we will take an in-depth look into the major differences between two popular backend technologies- Python and Node.js. But before we dive into that, let us take a look at the basic definitions.


Node.js is an open-source runtime environment for Javascript. It is an efficient JS framework that can blend in seamlessly with any other popular frontend technologies. It is also extremely fast and scalable as well. This as a result has made Node.js development company one of the primary choices of a number of tech giants.


Python is a high-level programming language and is used by a number of developers to create complex web applications. However, unlike other high-level programming language Python have an easier learning curve and huge community support as well.

Node.js Vs Python

Both Python and Node.js are amazing technologies and are capable of creating backends that can easily aid developers in catering to their client’s unique business requirements. However, when we take a closer look at the features of both of these technologies there are a number of differences that a merchant can’t conclude by taking a single glance at them. However, these minute differences in features make these technologies perfect for catering to different business requirements. Below is a detailed list of some of the major differences between Node.js and Python.

    1. Node.js is created on google’s V8 engine which makes the Node.js applications perform much faster and efficiently. Although Python also provides fast performance, in comparison to Node.js, it is much slower in speed. So for merchants who need a high-speed backend for their web application Node.js would be a perfect choice.
    2. Node.js and Python also cater to different types of development needs. Node.js is better suited for creating an application that uses IoT technologies and deals with real-time data changes whereas python is better suited for applications that use data science etc.
    3. Further in terms of scalability as well Node.js is a better choice than Python as it can be easily integrated with other technologies for improvising a website’s functionality. But the structure of Python-based web applications is usually rigid which makes them unfavorable for scaling up.

To wrap up

Both Node.js and python are loaded with amazing features and are capable of catering to the user’s requirements as well. However, for creating a faster and scalable backend Node.js would be a better choice than Python. Whereas merchants who need a complex backend, Python would be the perfect choice for them.


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