Nodejs Developer Roadmap

A roadmap to becoming a Node.js developer

Node.js Developer Roadmap

Roadmap to becoming a Node.js developer in 2023

Below you can find a chart demonstrating the paths that you can take and the libraries that you would want to learn to become a Node.js developer. I made this chart as a tip for everyone who asks me, "What should I learn next as a Node.js developer?"


The purpose of this roadmap is to give you an idea about the landscape. The road map will guide you if you are confused about what to learn next, rather than encouraging you to pick what is hip and trendy. You should grow some understanding of why one tool would be better suited for some cases than the other and remember hip and trendy does not always mean best suited for the job

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  1. IDEs

  2. JavaScript



    Style Guide


  3. Build Tools

  4. Web Frameworks

  5. API Clients

  6. Real-Time Communication

  7. MicroServices

  8. Task Scheduling

  9. ORM

    • sequelize Sequelize is a promise-based Node-js ORM that is compatible with Maria DB, Postgress, MySQL, SQLite, and Microsoft SQL
    • Mongoose mongodb object modeling for node.js
    • knex A query builder for PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite3 and Oracle, designed to be flexible, portable, and fun to use.
    • typeorm ORM for TypeScript and JavaScript (ES7, ES6, ES5). Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, SQLite, MS SQL Server, Oracle, SAP Hana, WebSQL databases. Works in NodeJS, Browser, Ionic, Cordova and Electron platforms.
  10. Databases

    1. Relational
    2. Cloud Databases
    3. NoSQL
  11. Security Libraries

  12. Utility Libraries

  13. Type Checkers

  1. Logging

  2. Testing


If you want to contribute to this project to make it more helpful for other Node.js developers, your help is very welcome!

Just file an issue, better yet: submit a PR! 🙂