Node.js is gaining popularity every day. In this article we want to list tools that can help you work with Node.js. Some of them you probably already know but some of them will be new and super useful for you. We hope that this list will make your life better.
To learn more about Node.js you can check one of our previous articles “What is Node.js?”
It is one of the test frameworks for Node.js. One of the best features of Mocha.js is an option to test both in console and in the browser. Another huge advantage of this testing framework is that it also works for test-driven development and behavior driven development. You can use Mocha.js really fast, and it suits the unit and integration testing. Modularity of Mocha.js allows use of other libraries, as well.
Chai is a test-driven development and behavior driven development assertion framework for Node.js. It also can be paired with any testing framework. The main goal of this framework is to help us verify the test results. You have two options to run Chai: in browser or with Node.js.
Chai has a wide choice of standard assertions and even more plugins, that allows developers to use it in all test cases.
Developers like Express.js because of simplicity. It is easy to connect and you don’t need to restart your application each time when you make changes.
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Passport.js is an authentication framework for Node.js. Passport.js gives you over 300 ways of authenticating, and we think it is really a lot. Also, Passport.js is easy to implement with any Express.js app.
Depending on customers’ needs you can choose authentication methods.
It is a framework for real-time bidirectional communication. That being said, it doesn't matter what device or platform you use, a Socket.io is perfect for anything.
Analytics with counters, logs and graphs are also available in real time.
If you need to control asynchronous code that you wrote, the BlueBird library will be your best friend. That library is very useful in case you care about the quality of the code. Also, if you need to separate your code into different files BlueBird.js will solve that problem as well.
If you are looking for a universal platform for React.js and Node.js applications, then you are on the right path. Electrode.io is what you need. This set of tools has been tested by WalmartLabs on a huge amount of data, so you can be sure that it has best practices, standardized structure and modern technologies.
You can use that platform if you want to explore your docs and components. You also can work with the module tree of Electrode.io and Webpack.
Vue.js is a great alternative for those developers who use Angular.js. Vue.js could be a great solution if you don’t want to create complex application configure routings, controllers and services.
Vue.js is focused on a View Model, so you will get a light version of large frameworks and build your application easier.