Who will win the Epic Battle between Node.js and Java?
If you’re old enough, then back then you might have witnessed Java’s early, epic peak. This epic language left the labs, and its hype meter pinned. Every individual saw it as a revolution which would stop at nothing. We cannot deny how it actually took over the computing industry and thus being partially correct prediction. Even today, Java dominates Android phones, enterprise computing, and Blu-ray disks.
Where Java takes a lead-A Rock-solid foundation
Where Node.js wins- Ubiquity
But Java has better IDEs
Java developers have too many options such as Eclipse, Net Beans, or IntelliJ. These three tools are well-integrated with debuggers, decompilers, and servers. Each of these have years of development, dedicated users, and solid ecosystems along with every necessary with plug-ins. On the contrary, Node.js developers type words into the command line and code into the text editor. A few of them take help from Eclipse or Visual Studio, both of which support Node.js. The surge of interest in Node.js is arriving but it is still a long way to go.
But Node.js has simple built process
Complicated build tools, namely Ant and Maven, no doubt have revolutionized Java programming. But there’s an issue. One writes the specification in XML, but this data format wasn’t designed to support the programming logic. Surely, it’s easy to express branching with nested tags,however there’s something annoying about switching gears from Java to XML merely to build something.
The debate continues as Java has remote debugging, node.js has database queries, Java has libraries, Node.js has JSON, Java has solid engineering, Node.js has speed, and this goes on and on
So, you got to figure out your requirements and skills to make sure you are not stuck between these two and are able to complete your tasks without much hassle.