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PayPal Switches from Java to JavaScript

by Abel Avram on  Nov 29, 2013 4

PayPal has decided to use JavaScript from browser all the way to the back-end server for web applications, giving up legacy code written in JSP/Java.

Phusion Passenger App Server Gains Node.js Support

by Felix Holmgren on  Nov 05, 2013

Phusion Passenger, a popular web app server originally for Ruby, now supports Node.js apps. The feature was introduced in the Enterprise edition of Passenger earlier this year, but has been open sourced as of the recent 4.0.21 release of the free version. Phusion Passenger brings Scaling, Statistics, Supervision and Multitenancy to Node.js. InfoQ talked to Phusion's CTO Hongli Lai.

TypeScript Roundup: New Features, Tools, and a Roadmap

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 05, 2013 2

TypeScript is nearing its first production release and planning has already begun for post 1.0 features. At the top of the list is async/await, which should prove useful for both client-side and Node.js development.

New Relic Adds Node.js Support, Improved Rendering and Alert System

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Oct 26, 2013

New Relic, the app monitoring software has released an update with support for Node.js, improved rendering with histograms and percentiles in addition to an enhanced alert system. The San Francisco based startup also released a sketch of new features of the upcoming Android based mobile app.

Node.js Goes Mobile: StrongLoop Launches Open Source mBaaS

by Zef Hemel on  Sep 18, 2013 1

StrongLoop, the company which previously launched an Enterprise-Ready Node.js distribution, is today launching a new open-source mobile backend-as-a-service product named LoopBack.

NoFlo Aims to Enable Visual Flow-Based JavaScript Programming with Kickstarter Funding

by Zef Hemel on  Aug 16, 2013 1

NoFlo is a 2 year-old project aiming to bring flow-based programming to JavaScript, both in the browser and server (node.js). Until now, flows had to be defined using the textual FPB language. NoFlo's creator, Henri Bergius, is now seeks $100k in Kickstarter funding to be able to build a web-based visual designer to develop these flows visually as well.

Tim Fox: What's new in Vert.x 2.0

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 26, 2013

In recent years, new trends like mobile clients and social networks forced web applications to handle more and more concurrent connections. This resulted in new server architectures based on eventing and asynchronicity which you can find for example in Vert.x. Tim Fox told InfoQ what's new in version 2.0 of Vert.x.

Titanium- What’s it All About Appcelerator? Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Jul 25, 2013

Appcelerator, through its Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS) and Titanium Cloud Services, is a major Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) provider. There are two main approaches to developing a mobile app on Appcelerator. One is the self-titled “Appcelerator Platform.” The other approach is Appcelerator’s version of the JavaScript-based open source multiplatform code optimizer, Titanium.

FunScript: Using the Power of F# for Writing Web Apps

by Abel Avram on  Jun 21, 2013

FunScript is an F# compiler library enabling developers to write single-page web applications in F# and running them in the browser or on the server via Node.js.

Windows Azure Extends their MBaaS with Custom APIs and Git Support

by Abel Avram on  Jun 14, 2013

Shortly after Google announced their Mobile Backend Starter for Android applications, Microsoft has announced the extension of their Azure mobile services adding support for Custom APIs, Git, NPM, Android Push Notifications, and a free SQL DB.

Strongloop Node: the First Enterprise-Ready Node.js Distribution

by Zef Hemel on  May 29, 2013

Strongloop, the company that employs a few of Node.js' core contributors, has announced Strongloop Node 1.0 GA, the first version of its commercially supported distribution of Node.js intended for enterprise use. The distribution is based on Node.js v0.10.7 and includes some popular npm modules, including Express, Connect, Passport and others.

High-Volume / Scalable Architectures with vert.x - interview with Eberhard Wolff

by Ralph Winzinger on  May 20, 2013 2

Last year, vert.x was introduced - a runtime similar to Node.js but realized within the Java virtual machine. In contrast to Node.js, vert.x follows a true polyglot approach and allows developers to build their systems with JavaScript, Groovy, Java, and other languages.

Visualize JavaScript Code Flow with TraceGL

by Zef Hemel on  Apr 23, 2013

Rik Arends has released TraceGL, a new tool to debug JavaScript application using trace debugging. In order to make it easier to debug complex browser and Node.js-based applications, the tool captures, visualizes and lets the user navigate execution traces while the application is running.

Microsoft Offers Module to Scale Out Real-time Node.js Applications

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 22, 2013

A new open-source contribution from Microsoft uses the Windows Azure Service Bus to provide scale out support for real-time Node.js applications. This module, called socket.io-servicebus, connects multiple servers running the popular Socket.IO module. This contribution is yet another example of Microsoft embracing Node.js and integrating it with Microsoft products and services.

Meteor Introduces Tighter NPM Integration, Overhauled Package Management

by Tim Heckel on  Apr 19, 2013 1

The Meteor Development Group released Meteor 0.6.0 on April 4th as a major overhaul to its package management system as well as growing NPM package support.

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