Node.js is key in the new architecture
While there are many potential uses for Node.js, the key driver of its adoption has been in API development. Node.js APIs play a key role in emerging architectures, such as 3-layer architecture (not to be confused with 3-tier architecture). Exponential.io is a proponent of the 3-layer architecture. 3 layer architecture is a micro-services friendly n-tier architecture where tiers are grouped into layers. Another new architecture is the 4-tier architecture used by Netflix (4-tier architecture.Read more
What is wrong with Node.js?
As a company that uses multiple languages in production, we like to evaluate potential problems with our technology choices to see if there is a better alternative. We will discuss the truthyness of each assertion below.Read more
Installing atom-shell is simple. In this post we will step through installing atom-shell on Ubuntu Linux so that you can start developing cross platform desktop applications with Node.js.Read more
Node.js vs. io.js
Installing Node.js on Mac OS X without using Homebrew or the installer is easy. The instructions in this post are for setting up a development machine and do not include all of the steps required for a production installation. Of the three installation methods, the installer is probably the easiest, but it requires sudo to install Node.js into system directories. Homebrew is also easy but requires Homebrew (which I do not currently use).Read more
Yes and no. It depends.
Performance tune Grunt
Adobe Brackets is a cool open source web development editor. Brackets currently works on Mac, Windows and Linux. Install the JSHint extension Open Brackets. Select File, click Extension manager…. Search for Interactive Linter. Click the Install button for Interactive Linter. Update your extensions Open Brackets. Select Help, click Show Extensions Folder. Navigate into the \user\interactive-linter folder. Double-click the .jshintrc file to edit it. Paste the following into the .jshintrc file. Then save the file and restart Brackets.Read more
Improve Node.js performance
Micro-services in Node.js
Node.js performance tips
Fine tuning your deployment for maximum performance is always a top priority. Node.js’ chief mechanic shows you how to put the pedal to the metal. Speaker Name: Trevor Norris Title: NodeJS Core Maintainer Company: Mozilla Twitter: trevnorris Slides: Performance Sins of our Abstractions My $.02. Trevor is smart. Really, really smart. This talk was amazing and will be basis for some follow-up posts (once I have a chance to grok everything he discussed.) Run node with --gdbjit --gdbjit-full How to inspect JS in gdb dgd -d lib/ -d src/ Quick v8 performance tips inlined functions cannot contain more than 600 chars (including comments).Read more
Building a Node App from the ground up - What we did the second time This is a talk about the lessons we learned building our first product with Node.js and how we rectified the issues we faced when we built our latest product. We will discuss the challenges of building maintainable code bases with Node.js, from development, to testing, to deploy, and how we’ve overcome those problems with tooling and policy.Read more
How PayPal migrated to Node.js
Shifting a large organization like PayPal to Node.js doesn’t happen overnight. Erik shares the challenges involved and the solutions that arose from it. Speaker Name: Erik Toth Title: Principal Software Engineer Company: PayPal Twitter: @eriktoth Slides: http://totherik.github.io/NodeDay2014/#0 Recognize what are Node’s strengths and verify that its the right tool for the job at hand. Choosing Node may be a technical or business need. Node is a philosopy. Be prepared for critics… they will parrot questions: Type safety…something, something.Read more
Node.js helps drive innovation
Speaker Name: Joe McCann Title: COO Company: The Node Firm Twitter: @joemccann Node is coming up on its 5th year in existence APIs are stabilizing Books exist now However, Node is experiencing growing pains (as does any technology experiencing rapid growth). Large and growing community of developers (of various skill levels). 5 key tenets Innovation Productivity Developer joy Hiring/retaining talent Cost savings Why Node? Joe started by reading the technical description of Node.Read more
What you don't know can hurt you
What you don’t know can make life hard for you. Adam talks about security in large deployments of NodeJS. Speaker Name: Adam Baldwin Title: Chief Security Officer Company: &yet Twitter: @adam_baldwin Adam is a co-founder of Lift Security and is Chief Security Office at &yet. &yet performs security audits for node. Enterprise security Protect what makes money. Rule #1. Availability is security Measure and iterate It’s not about the vulnerability - how you handle it matters You will screw up again - this makes you ask the question about what information you will require to handle the situation (logging, etc.) Communication Understand what the enterprise cares about, then do better.Read more
Review of Node.js - Feb. '14
Toy language? Serious contender? Where does NodeJS and its ecosystem stand today? Node.js project lead TJ Fontaine tells you where we are, and were we’re headed. Speaker Name: TJ Fontaine Title: NodeJS Project Lead Company: Joyent Twitter: @tjfontaine Node Growth I did not write down all of the stats, but the growth from 0.10.24 to 0.10.25 highlights the rapid growth of Node.js. v. 0.10.25 has 538k downloads v. 0.10.24 had 267k downloads Download by operating system 167 Linux 106 Win 103 Darwin plus 1.127 million source downloads Node on Windows is not to be ignored.Read more
Keynote Address - 9:00 AM
Text highlighted as so is my personal opinion. Everything else are my notes of what the speaker said (or my best attempt to type what the speaker said). Speaker Name: Eran Hammer Title: Senior Architect Company: Walmart Labs Twitter: https://twitter.com/eranhammer Slides: Eran’s slides Node at Wal-mart 55% of all black friday traffic was mobile 100% of the mobile traffic ran through Node They used the equivalent of 2 CPUs and 30 GB RAM (did I get this right?Read more
Installing node-webkit on Ubuntu Linux is easy. We are going to install node-webkit into our home directory so that we do not need to use sudo during development. If you use Ubuntu 13.04 or 13.10 there is a fix for the libudev error at the end of this post. Create a directory structure to store locally installed packages. mkdir -p ~/opt/packages && cd $_ Change the version numbers below as new versions of node-webkit are released.Read more
Installing Node.js on Ubuntu is exceptionally easy. We are going to install Node into our home directory so that we do not need to use sudo during development. Create a directory structure to store locally installed packages. mkdir -p ~/opt/packages && cd $_ Change the version numbers below as new versions of Node are released. Download the node.js package. wget http://nodejs.org/dist/v0.10.25/node-v0.10.25-linux-x64.tar.gz Unzip the package. gzip -dc node-v0.10.25-linux-x64.tar.gz | tar xf - Create a symlink to the currently installed version.Read more
The process to install Node.js on Windows is almost the same as the process to upgrade Node.js on Windows. Basically, you run the .msi installer. The only difference is that you need to upgrade any/all existing packages during an upgrade. Install Node.js Open http://nodejs.org in a browser and click Install. Download the .msi package. After the download has completed, double-click the .msi package. As of this writing, the MSI is node-v0.10.25-x64.msi.Read more
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