GraphQL Editor LogoTry GraphQL Editor

Node.js best practices

March 24, 2020 by Tomek

Node.js is the most popular choice when building the backend for your app, no matter if you prefer a traditional REST API or using it to build something modern like the GraphQL server.


Node.js is a JavaScript runtime using an event-driven I/O model which makes it extremely efficient when it comes to making scalable network applications. It’s cross-platform, so whether you are building a mobile app, web app or IoT, Node will do the job. It’s light, it’s scalable & it delivers! Whether you are building a side project or working on an enterprise app Node.js will fit your needs.

NodeJS work with any technology


Best practices

Node.js offers a lot, but to bring to the best you need to know and follow its best practices. If you are wondering where to find them the awesome open-source community is here to help!

This repo is the largest compilation of best Node.js content available online. It contains:

  • more than 80 best practices,
  • useful style guides
  • architectural patterns

As it’s maintained by the community the “Node.JS Best Practices” is growing rapidly and new pull requests with fresh Node.js content are being created on a daily basis.

Best practices are divided into 7 groups of which each of them contains numerous good practices gathered from the community:

  1. Project structure
  2. Error handling
  3. Code style
  4. Testing & Quality
  5. Going to production
  6. Security
  7. Performance

Each good practice contains a TL;DR summary as well well as a link to extended content including:

  • detailed information
  • code examples
  • important quotes from different sources

Awesome, right? Rember to show the repo maintainers some love and leave them a star or contribute if you have some useful Node.js tips!

Speed up your GraphQL API development

The GraphQL Editor is a supportive tool for both advanced GraphQL users as well as those taking their first steps with GraphQL APIs. Our all-in-one development environment for GraphQL will help you build, manage & deploy your GraphQL API much faster thanks to dozens of built-in micro features. Its graphical interface will also fix communication within your product team. Visualization is the key!

Try it for free

Tomek Poniatowicz
Written by Tomek Poniatowicz GraphQL enthusiast. Magic the Gathering fanatic. Pizza monster. email me:[email protected]Twitter Shield
← Back to blog


© Copyright 2018