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How Node.js Got Big

November 21st, 2013

How the wunderkind framework grew up, from the perspective of one of its earliest contributors. Today Node.js is a hot topic. It’s the server side programming environment de rigueur for fast, lightweight development. But that hasn’t always been the case. Node.js inventor Ryan Dahl, saw Node.js as a personal experiment more than anything else. Developers scoffed at the idea of JavaScript, a formerly strictly client-side language, running on the server side. Read More ›

Nine Best Cloud-Based Tools for Developers

November 17th, 2013

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics company, offering organizations of any size the best public and hybrid cloud infrastructure for today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications. Read More ›

Nine Ways to Stay Up and Running on Cyber Monday

November 16th, 2013

Many businesses still rely on round-robin DNS to distribute load due to its simple setup, but getting behind a proper load-balancing solution takes very little time and is worth every penny. Remember, this is the first thing in-bound customers will hit, so make sure you have invested the small amount of time and money to do things right. Read More ›

Software’s eating the world, and devs are serving up the meal

November 14th, 2013

It’s been well documented that software is eating the world, but what might not be as obvious is that developers are the ones serving up the meal. Given the networked computer and the Internet, older business models and operational assumptions are becoming less relevant. Software engineers who are feeding the beast need tools to deliver the next tasty morsel to ravenous end users. This model has turned the mobile and web app markets into instant, competitive feature bake-offs. So the question… Read More ›

USENIX: Flame graph shows system performance in a new light

November 8th, 2013

Brendan Gregg, lead performance engineer at cloud provider Joyent, has developed a visualization technique called a flame graph that can be effective for charting how system resources such as CPUs and memory are used. Read More ›

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