While Joyent is well-known as the steward of Node.js, we are also one of its earliest adopters, having deployed Node.js-based services in production starting over three years ago. In this talk, we will describe our Node.js odyssey, including the challenges, the battle scars and the victories — and how our experiences have informed our stewardship of Node.js. We will detail why Node.js remains the right tool for so many of our jobs, discussing in particular the implementation of our new Manta storage service. We will outline our best practices for developing and deploying Node.js-based systems, and our view of the future of Node.js in production.
Bryan Cantrill, SVP of Engineering, Joyent
From Node Summit 2013 (December 3, 2013)