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Scenes from the Docker Revolution

Eric Knorr for InfoWorld | March 23rd, 2015

In a presentation at a Docker Seattle meetup, Joyent CTO Bryan Cantrill, who worked on the Solaris kernel at Sun, offered a colorful critique of conventional virtualization vs. containerization: It is horrifying how humanity's precious energy has been diverted to making hardware virtualization actually perform, and the number of kittens that need to be slaughtered every time you perform I/O in the cloud -- it's disgusting, actually. It's horrifying. It's amazing that it works ever, at all, let… Read More ›

Untangling the intense politics behind Node.js

Simon Phipps for InfoWorld | February 20th, 2015

The news that broke at the Node Summit last week -- that Joyent and others are proposing to create a Node.js Foundation -- came as no surprise to anyone who has been watching the controversy around everyone's favorite server-side JavaScript platform. It’s been clear for a while that Node.js has outgrown its roots and become an important structural tool for the software industry. Read More ›

Industry Heavy Hitters Establish Node.js Foundation with Joyent

James Chesters for InfoQ | February 17th, 2015

Industry heavy hitters IBM, Paypal, Microsoft and The Linux Foundation have joined with Node.js stewards Joyent to set up the Node.js Foundation. The independent foundation is intended to oversee the production and development of Node.js. The announcement follows the release of Node.js 0.12 earlier this month. Joyent describe the foundation as being "committed to the continued growth and evolution of Node.js, while maintaining a collaborative environment to benefit all users." Read More ›

Microsoft moves, with others, to help create the Node.js Foundation

Sean Cameron for WinBeta | February 12th, 2015

Microsoft, following the lead of many others, has moved to help create the Node.js Foundation. Redmond joins Joyent, the corporate steward of the open source project, along with Fidelity, IBM, The Linux Foundation and PayPal in the creation of this independent nonprofit open-source development organization. The establishment of this organization is intended to advance community engagement with regards to Node.js, which is a popular runtime for low latency, high performance applications.… Read More ›

Open Source Node.js To Get its Own Foundation

John K. Waters for ADTmag | February 11th, 2015

Node.js, the popular open-source, server-side JavaScript runtime project, will soon be governed by an independent foundation, its chief commercial sponsor announced this week. Joyent, the container infrastructure software company behind Node.js, says it plans to work with IBM, PayPal, Microsoft, Fidelity, and SAP to establish the Node.js Foundation, which will be "committed to the continued growth and evolution of Node.js, while maintaining a collaborative environment to benefit all users." Read More ›

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