How to handle Child Threads in Node.js ?
Node.js is a single-threaded language and uses the multiple threads in the background for certain tasks as I/O calls but it does not expose child threads to the developer.
But node.js gives us ways to work around if we really need to do some work parallelly to our main single thread process.
Child Process in Node: The child_process module gives the node the ability to run the child process by accessing operating system commands.
Example: Filename: parallelProcess.js
Before process After process Child Process Starts Data processed Child process terminated and returned
Thread send message: Hello World! Worker exit
The process has its own memory space on other hand, threads use the shared memory space. Thread is part of the process. Since worker_threads make new threads inside the same process it requires fewer resources.