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The future of computing may be about balancing anarchy and control

June 18th, 2014

It may seem like everyone and their mother is using Amazon’s public cloud these days, but Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill recently had a conversation with a big enterprise company where the mere mention of Amazon resulted in stone-faced silence. Cantrill initially didn’t understand this stark response, and then he remembered the business that company was in: retail. Read More ›

The Monitoring-Aware App Cometh

June 12th, 2014

Henry Wasik, CEO at Joyent, a leading cloud provider and corporate steward of Node.js, said, "Modulus is an important partner in the Joyent and Node.js ecosystems and we are helping developers create and deploy today's most demanding real-time web and mobile applications with a platform designed for rapid scale, efficiency, and performance." Read More ›

Node.js project wants to attract more users by getting rid of contributor license agreements

June 11th, 2014

Node.js, the software platform used for scalable server side and networking applications, is shedding contributor license agreements (CLA), according to cloud computing company Joyent, the platform’s corporate stewart. By removing the need for a developer to have to sign a CLA before contributing to the open source project, the barrier to entry for developers looking to hack will supposedly be weakened, wrote Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill in a blog post on the company’s website. Read More ›

Joyent makes it easier to contribute code to Node.js

June 11th, 2014

What brought this change on? Developer feedback, mainly. According to TJ Fontaine, project lead for Node.js, the issue surfaced time and again when talking to people in the Node.js development community. Fontaine found that "having to sign the CLA could at times be a stumbling block for a contribution." Read More ›

How Joyent debugs Node code

May 9th, 2014

Node.js's maintainers at Joyent share insights into how Node and its apps are debugged, and the most common issues they see with deployments in the wild. "One of the more widely publicized deployments of Node.js that experienced problems was Walmart's. There, a memory leak in Node.js turned out to be the culprit, but Fontaine believes such things are the extreme exception. The majority of the time, he claims, the problems lie in the way Node.js and JavaScript are used and how they are unlike… Read More ›

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