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Is it possible to integrate Node.js in a java web application for some functionalities?

Hi, I am using Singly Api to connect to all other social media apis like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. and I want to use Singly - Node.js api for registration purposes but for database interactions I am using Spring Data framework. How can I create a bridge between Node.js and Java? I do not want to use Redis pub/sub feature since it'd be extra work for me to configure Redis. Currently, I am using MongoDB for database.

I'd be really grateful if anyone could reply as quickly as possible.

Thanks, Swati

2 Answers

Jim Hoskins
Jim Hoskins
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You of can integrate multiple apps in different languages to act as a larger app, but it is going to require a lot of work. You would be creating two apps, and then have to build some communication layer or API to talk between the two. The only reason to do this is if there is such a huge benefit to using two separate environments that it outweighs the cost of integrating them, which isn't very often.

Hey Jim, Thanks for your response. I think you are right. Currently, I am in the initial phase of my project and we have to launch it by May 9th, 2013. So I think I would rather go with Java and not do half Node.js and half Java.