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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 ›

ADP, Dow Jones Help Mainstream Node.js

April 25th, 2014

Joyent, the public cloud company that has designed its own variant of Solaris called SmartOS to underpin its system, is the sponsor of the Node.js project and Bryan Cantrill, chief technology officer at Joyent and formerly a Solaris kernel and Java engineer as well as the co-inventor of the DTrace dynamic tracing tool that makes Solaris so useful, went on a bit of a rant about how JavaScript is perceived in the datacenter at a local Node on the Road user meeting in New York City this week. Read More ›

Node.js on the Road: What to expect from the v1.0 release

April 25th, 2014

At the "Node.js on the Road" event in New York City last night, Joyent developers and Node.js community members talked about the new features in the forthcoming 0.12 release, and shared experiences about implementing and running the platform. Read More ›

IoT and the Ocean of Data: Bring Storage, Computing Together to Best Navigate

April 21st, 2014

How must our architectures change? When the data becomes not merely "big" but truly colossal, we must consider its inertia: data at rest should remain at rest. That is, instead of backhauling data from storage to transient computing, we must bring our computing to our data. We must be able to run ad hoc queries directly on the (scale out) infrastructure that stores our data. Read More ›

In-memory technologies move databases to real time

March 24th, 2014

Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence. The new beta offering, called Insights, has been a big hit, according to the company. The service has been fielding queries that, on average, consult 60 billion metrics a minute, with an average response time of 58 milliseconds. Read More ›


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