Topic: node

2015: The year in services

Could it be that the SOA revolution of 2005 was simply premature? After years of pain and suffering, it would appear that the Service-Oriented Architecture is, in fact, all the rage. What our modern SOA landscape looks like versus what it looked like in 2005, however, shows quite a land shift. Ten years ago, services … continue reading

NodeOS nears 1.0 in its quest for a 100% JavaScript OS

The Node.js community has built itself an operating system. Known as NodeOS, this Linux kernel-based distribution layers a 100% JavaScript world on top of the traditional OS foundation. This layer is backed by the Node Package Manager (NPM), which allows all of the JavaScript applications to be downloaded and installed easily. NodeOS is a slender … continue reading

Node.js 5.0 arrives

Moving forward at a breakneck pace, Node.js reached version 5.0 today. The new version includes several changes, but is also the first release to include the fruits of a reworking of the Node Package Manager. Indeed, Node.js 5.0 comes shortly after the release of Node.js version 4.2.0, which was the most recent long-term support (LTS) … continue reading

IBM buys StrongLoop

IBM stepped into the marketplace for Node.js in the enterprise today when it acquired StrongLoop. The company is focused on using Node to accelerate API development and to help with life-cycle management inside enterprises. StrongLoop has, in the past, been a major corporate contributor to the Node.js project. The company offers a variety of API-focused … continue reading

AnsibleFest: Ansible on Docker containers, microservices and OpenStack

Following a look inside Ansible 2.0 and Ansible Tower 2.2, the open-source community took the lead at AnsibleFest NYC in presentations showing how the versatile technology works in tandem with popular platforms such as Docker and OpenStack. In a presentation entitled “Operating Your OpenStack Cloud Using Ansible,” Rackspace cloud solutions architect Walter Bentley explained why, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vorlon.js

This week’s featured GitHub project, Vorlon.js, is an extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remote JavaScript debugging and testing. Developed by the Microsoft DirectX team, Vorlon.js is powered by Node.js and the Socket.io real-time event-based communication engine. John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO of the Microsoft Developer Platform, introduced Vorlon last week at Build and … continue reading

EnterpriseJS Coalition aims for enterprise Node.js and JavaScript adoption

A new organization has emerged to spearhead the use of JavaScript and Node.js in the enterprise. The EnterpriseJS Coalition is a community, content-sharing platform, and upcoming event series dedicated to raising awareness for and encouraging JavaScript and Node.js deployment in enterprise organizations. Founded by Node support company NodeSource, along with Intuit and PayPal, the platform … continue reading

Node.js stewardship controversy quelled at Node Summit

It’s been an interesting path to success for Node.js. Since its first release in 2009, the Node community has been quite vocal about anything and everything. Most recently, the community was murmuring about Joyent’s handling of the open-source, cross platform server-side JavaScript runtime for building networked applications. And calls for the dispensation of Node.js’ assets … continue reading

Docker expands Official Repositories with 11 language stacks

Docker has said it will use what it learns from users’ Docker Hub search habits to deliver additional language stacks to customers, and as a result the open-source platform is adding 11 of the most searched programming language stacks to Docker Hub Official Repositories. “We determined that the community wants prebuilt stacks of their favorite … continue reading

Heroku speeds up its app deployment time

Company claims its median deploy time is between 31% to 48% faster, depending on the programming language … continue reading

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