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Migrate from WCF to node.js

Migrate from WCF to node.js


At the moment, I write a WCF Service that gives the following functionality:

  • Videoupload and -download
  • Usermanagement
  • Groupmanagement
  • Filemanagement
  • A forum
  • Presencemanagement

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?

Greets Knerd

Update, I posted a new question here

Problem courtesy of: Knerd


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

Solution courtesy of: Golo Roden


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