Why should I use a Reverse Proxy if Node.js is Production-Ready?

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Here's another post I wrote for Intrinsic. From the article:

Every day Node.js-powered web applications happily handle billions of requests. Most of the largest companies in the world are powered in some manner by Node.js. To say that Node.js is Production-Ready is certainly an understatement. However, there’s one piece of advice which has held true since Node.js’s inception: one should not directly expose a Node.js process to the web and should instead hide it behind a reverse proxy.

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Thomas is the author of Advanced Microservices and is a prolific public speaker with a passion for reducing complex problems into simple language and diagrams. His career includes working at Fortune 50's in the Midwest, co-founding a successful startup, and everything in between.