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  • June 3, 2019

    Improved WebAssembly Support is Coming to Node.js by Colin J. Ihrig

    This blog post describes the state of WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI) support in the Node.js runtime. This post provides a high level overview of WebAssembly as a technology, and explores JavaScript's APIs for working with WebAssembly. From there, the post moves on to explore Node.js specific WebAssembly APIs. Finally, a brief overview of WASI and its potential future in Node.js is provided.

  • April 25, 2019

    State of Node.js Core Fireside Chat - Questions and Answers by Joyent

    On April 3rd, Joyent brought together members of their engineering team to answer questions about the upcoming Node.js 12 release. Node.js continues to gain popularity and has even crossed over the million downloads a day threshold. Much of this growth can be attributed to its widespread adoption across web applications, mobile, and cloud native applications. During the discussion the panelists shared a wealth of information. The following is a transcribed version of their fireside discussion.

  • September 14, 2018

    Easing Into Node.js With TypeScript by Colin J. Ihrig

    This blog post introduces the TypeScript language, including some of its advantages and disadvantages compared to vanilla JavaScript.

  • August 6, 2018

    GraphQL on the server by Wyatt Preul, Lloyd Benson

    Learn how to construct a Node.js server that provides a GraphQL endpoint for clients. Additionally, learn about more advanced GraphQL topics related to batch requests and integrating GraphQL with hapi plugins.

  • June 26, 2018

    Node.js and Express Gateway in a Cloud Native World by Al Tsang

    Microservices solve a myriad of issues for cloud native applications. As an architectural style, microservices are language and framework agnostic. However, there are choices of languages and platforms that can support or adversely affect your ability to execute your microservices strategy. Node.js is an open source, existing language and platform that was crafted with the microservices paradigm in mind.

  • April 24, 2018

    A Node.js 10.0.0 Release Summary by Colin J. Ihrig

    This post describes the Node.js 10.0.0 release. It breaks down what to expect from the release, what is included in the release, and who should use this release line.

  • October 31, 2017

    A Node.js 9.0.0 Release Summary by Colin J. Ihrig

    This post describes the Node.js 9.0.0 release. It breaks down what to expect from the release, what is included in the release, and who should use this release line.

  • October 31, 2017

    Upgrading Node.js to Version 8 by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    Read our step-by-step tutorial for how to upgrade Node.js versions 4 or 6 to version 8. This includes an overview of what's new in version 8, how to assess 3rd party module support, and suggestions for application updates.

  • July 25, 2017

    Joyent + Edgemesh Fireside Chat: Cache Me If You Can by Joyent Joyent + Edgemesh Fireside Chat: Cache Me If You Can

    Edgemesh CEO, Jake Loveless and Joyent CTO, Bryan Cantrill join together for a fireside chat to discuss distributed caching at scale, Docker, Node.js, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and more!

  • January 19, 2017

    Node.js at Joyent by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    An exploration of the Node.js journey that Joyent embarked on. Also, on overview of the various projects where Joyent uses Node.js. Furthermore, this post describes the benefits of choosing Node.js for microservices.

  • January 12, 2017

    Containers and microservices and Node.js! Oh, my! by Wyatt Preul

    Learn microservices, Node.js, and containers by example using the provided application. This post walks through an example application that is split out into Node.js microservices running in Docker containers.

  • November 9, 2016

    Announcing the 2016 Node.js & Docker Innovator Program Finalists by Shubhra Kar

    After reviewing hundreds of applications from talented tech innovators, we’re pleased to announce the 2nd annual Node.js and Docker Innovator Program finalists. Follow along during coming year as we highlight these tech innovators, learn why they selected Node.js and Docker, and share their production best practices and user stories. One of these finalists will also be honoured with the Innovator of the Year award.

  • October 11, 2016

    Upgrading Node.js 0.10 and 0.12 applications by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    A tutorial on upgrading Node.js v0.10 and v0.12 to v4 or v6.

  • September 26, 2016

    Post-mortem Debugging and Promises by Wyatt Lyon Preul

    An overview of post-mortem debugging pitfalls when using promises.

  • September 21, 2016

    Introduction to ContainerPilot for building applications by Alexandra White and Wyatt Lyon Preul Introduction to ContainerPilot for building applications

    Building a simple Hello World application with ContainerPilot and the AutoPilot Pattern using Node.js.