December 23rd, 2012
The year began with Node.js creator Ryan Dahl backing not-so-slowly away from the technology’s day-to-day operations inside Joyent, hinting on Twitter that he was a bit Node’d out. But as Node was passed into the hands of other caretakers, it was also gaining traction at larger companies and within larger applications. Walmart started using it. Google and Mozilla talked about how it can scale, and LinkedIn used it for its revamped mobile suite. And Yahoo used it to build a better mobile browser.