Node.js uses a non-blocking event-based model, making it light and efficient, perfect for real-time high-intensity data applications run on distributed devices.
Among all the frameworks based on Node.js, we chose Express.js for its simplicity and versatility.
In contrast to Ruby on Rails, it does not enforce any rule nor any libraries. It is possile to connect to any database using the package you prefer as well as implementing interfaces without technological constraints.
Finally, the asynchronous nature of Node.js makes it a preferable choice for all applications which have to deal with countless accesses simultaneously; real time applications like chat and chatbot; API for single page applications or for mobile applications.
Read the article write by our Software Architect Stefano Mancini about Node.js application boilerplate.