- Purpose and Use Cases:
- Environment and Ecosystem:
- User Interface:
- Node.js: Node.js is primarily used for server-side development and does not directly handle user interfaces. However, it can power server-side rendering (SSR) of web applications, enabling rendering of dynamic content on the server before sending it to the client.
- Node.js: Node.js applications are typically deployed on web servers or cloud platforms. They can be run as standalone applications or in combination with web server software like Express.js or frameworks like Nest.js. Node.js applications are often hosted on platforms like AWS, Heroku, or Azure.
- React Native: React Native apps are deployed to mobile devices through app stores (such as Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store) or distributed directly to devices for testing purposes. They are packaged as native apps and can access device capabilities and interact with the underlying operating system.