node.js

  • npm Raises $2.6M Seed Round To Support Node.js Developers

    npm Raises $2.6M Seed Round To Support Node.js Developers

    Relatively easy to learn and highly scalable, Node.js has become a very popular platform for developing apps. Now npm, a package manager that installs, publishes, and manages node programs, has raised $2.6 million in seed funding, led by True Ventures, with additional participation by GoInstant.com co-founders Jevon MacDonald and Gavin Uhma, Charles Beeler, and Asynch Media, the organizers of… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Node.js Tools For Visual Studio

    Microsoft Launches Node.js Tools For Visual Studio

    Node.js has quickly become one of the most popular platforms for writing server-side code. Windows, however, was never quite the right operating system to develop node.js applications on. That may be changing now, however. Microsoft today launched its Node.js Tools for Visual Studio in alpha, which now allows developers to edit, and debug node.js code right in Microsoft’s popular IDE. Read More

  • NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

    NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

    NoFlo, a company that has built an open-source visual programming tool based on “flow-based programming,” a concept that came out of IBM in the 1970s, is launchign a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign today to help build a mainstream version of its development environment and add new programming languages. Read More

  • AWS Offers General Availability For Node.js, The Popular Development Platform

    AWS Offers General Availability For Node.js, The Popular Development Platform

    Node.js is the everyman’s platform for developing apps. It’s JavaScript on the sever. It’s relatively easy to learn and it’s immensely popular. Now Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the Node.js SDK for general availability. Read More

  • Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town

    Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town

    Although the company behind Meteor, a framework for building real-time JavaScript applications in vein of Google Docs, just announced a nice big $11.2 million round of funding, it’s not the only game in town. In my story earlier this week I mentioned Mojito, a framework developed by Yahoo. But there’s still another framework that has escaped my attention, even though it’s… Read More

  • Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

    Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

    So here’s something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you’re looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, there are few of us who don’t love stories that end with robots. Especially robots controlled by phones. Robots have indeed fascinated many of us since childhood, and thanks to… Read More

  • You’ve Got To Admit It’s Getting Better

    You’ve Got To Admit It’s Getting Better

    “I hate almost all software. It’s unnecessary and complicated at almost every layer … you don’t understand how fucked the whole thing is,” rants Ryan Dahl, the much- (and rightly-) lauded creator of Node.js. “It really, truly, is all crap. And it’s so much worse than anybody realizes,” agrees Zack Morris, who went on to add, “The industry… Read More

  • Node.js Knockout 2011 Winners Revealed

    Node.js Knockout 2011 Winners Revealed

    Joyent has revealed the winners of Node Knockout, the annual Node.js hacking competition it sponsors. This year’s hackathon, which encourages developers to build apps using the increasingly popular server-side JavaScript environment Node.js, included over 320 teams with more than 700 people competing. That’s a big jump from the 100 teams and 250 participants seen in 2010. The… Read More

  • Our Favorite New Apps From The Node.js Knockout Competition

    Over the weekend, over 200 teams of developers met up to participate in Node.js Knockout, a 48 hour coding competition with one basic rule: you *had* to use node.js to build your app. The deadline was midnight on Sunday, which means that the finished applications are currently being subjected to the scrutiny of the expert panel of judges and – perhaps even more terrifying – the… Read More