State of the Stack Nodestack Webinar: Recording and Q&A

June 04, 2013 - by rachelbalik

Our State of the Stack the Webinar with Isaac Schlueter, Charlie Robbins, Aaron Heckman from 10Gen and Nuno Job from Nodejitsu was a big success - so much so that we ran out of time to answer questions. We did keep track and were able to answer them after the webinar, so if you asked a question or are curious to hear what others asked, we’ve published them all - with answers below.

Our most common question was, expectedly, “Will you be publishing a recording of the webinar?” The answer is: yes. You can hear the on-demand replay here. After you’ve listened, check out the Q&A below.

We’re also having another Nodestack webinar on June 18th. Hope to see you there!

Q: The new Primary is in Berlin! I want the original Primary back, which is in Chicago!

A: Replica nodes support adjustment of election priority: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/adjust-replica-set-member-priority/

Q: Yep, what about a podcast about nodejs?

A: Check out NodeUp podcast.

Q: I like these type of discussions!

A: So do we. If you have a topic you would like to have us explore in this type of format tweet it to #nodestack and @joyent.

Q: Maybe have "Featured" node packages.

A: Good suggestion. The discussion with Isaac and Charlie will likely lead to more review of the topic.

Q: Can we create an NPMStore (i.e AppStore) allows for docs, discussion, ratings, feedback, categorization?

A: Good suggestion. This discussion with Isaac and Charlie will likely lead to more review of the topic.

Q: Are there plans to let people know the support lifecycle timelines for different versions of node, for security patches, what versions will be supported and for how long, etc. Would be helpful for enterprises, as well as for developers who are maintaining modules so they know when they can remove support for older versions.

A: Node.js core team will support the current stable release and the previous stable release.

Q: I would love to use a node stack. What would you suggest I use with regards to the VMs to run the sandboxes (cuckoo sandbox), AVs etc. and message queuing that I am trying to do with celery and openstack?

A: The best way would be to go to joyent.com/free-trial and select the Node.js image that includes MongoDB and is built on SmartOS. It’s a good way to play with the stack.

Q: About the text index - if I have a collection where I have a document structure as follows: {title:'title',content:'paragraph of words'}, I can only put a text index on one of those two properties?

A: MongoDB supports a single text index per collection - a single text index supports covering multiple properties: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/core/textsearch/.

Q: In that case, what is the limit of one text index per collection?

A: MongoDB supports a single text index per collection - a single text index supports covering multiple properties: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/core/textsearch/

Q: Disclaimer - this is a general Node question - not in response to this presentation: Does NodeJS have any serious security concerns that developers ought to be aware of?

A: Any security concerns that have ever been identified have been eliminated at this point in the Node.js evolution.

Q: I just jumped into Node.js platform and I was wondering if Node. apps perform better on Linux OS than Windows OS?

A: Node runs great everywhere and work has been done so that it works great specifically on Linux, Windows and SmartOS. The tooling at the OS level becomes the only difference in the choices. As an example, SmartOS provides DTrace which was reviewed by Nuno during the event.

Q: Please don't let the DNS provider specification be vaporware :)

A: We'll do our best :)

Q: Is Nodejitsu the largest [user of Node] or Voxer?

A: Both are large users. Correction: Nodejitsu is "one of the largest.”

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