From Java to Node - the PayPal story

2016-06-01 09:23:08 admin Companies 3 Comments

One of the most prominent companies that use Node.js is PayPal, they were one of the first majors to give Node a chance, to take a risk on it and make a difference. In the beginning, node was just another language among many others, but it stood out, it grew through the people who used it and at PayPal it saw true proeminence. Sneaking in Node was a language to play with, to explore, nothing big, nothing important. A few companies started using it ...

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From Java to Node: the Netflix story

2016-07-06 09:30:16 admin Companies 0 Comments

The Why Before node Netflix had a work style and process that was very difficult both for the company and the development teams. They were working on large applications with huge startup times and slow builds.  They had Java on the server, Javascript on the client, so developers had to be great in two very different languages, they had to be really great at different aspects. There was a lot of doing things twice, they had to write everything twice, two ways fo ...

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Foundations and programming languages

2016-11-23 10:16:47 admin Node.js Interests 0 Comments

The Node.js Foundation has the following mission: “...to enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of Node.js and other related modules through an open governance model that encourages participation, technical contribution, and a framework for long term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in Node.js' success.” It’s an entity that guards, grows and promotes node.js (even though it's not a language we think the sam ...

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Every technology is replaceable

2017-01-18 10:13:07 admin Node.js Interests 0 Comments

Last year we did a few stories on how big brands moved from different technologies to Node.js. The stories caught on quite well in the Node community as people got excited about the takeover of node.js. More and more companies take in node.js in the fold of their respective technologies, and quite a few are changing technologies towards node.js. When one side wins, the other loses, Java lost in PayPal and Netflix when they switched technologies to Node.js and Ruby on Rails lost when Groupon a ...

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