Migrate from WCF to node.js
At the moment, I write a WCF Service that gives the following functionality:
- Videoupload and -download
- A forum
As database I use a SQL Server 2012 from Microsoft.
The service gets called via REST, so this would not be the problem.
My question is, what Advantage can I get with node.js or better said, is there any advantage?
The biggest advantage is in my point of view, that I am fully platform indipendent. Are there any other advantages?
Update, I posted a new question here https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/188926/migrate-wcf-to-node-js
You get the usual advantages and disadvantages Node.js has.
- Platform independence
- Everything is asynchronous
- You have the same language for the backend as for the HTML frontend
Basically, the question whether you can benefit from Node.js IMHO comes down to whether you need to scale pretty much, and if you have lots of I/O to do.
If the answer to both is 'yes' then Node.js may be a pretty good catch for you.
PS: Completely off-topic, but - are you Knerd from the discussion forum of winfuture.de?