Monday, May 24th, 2010

Node.NET: Running Node on Windows via .NET

Category: Node, Server

Node eventually wants to support all POSIX operating systems (including Windows with MinGW) but at the moment it is only being tested on Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris. At the Node.js meetup in Palo Alto, someone asked about running node on Windows, and the answer wasn’t pretty yet. You can probably hack it together, and it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:24 am

5 rating from 1 votes

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Hummingbird: Real time view of your Web traffic

Category: Canvas, Node, Server

Michael Nutt and Benny Wong have created a fun realtime web analytics product called Hummingbird. It comes with awesome buzzwords too! Node! Canvas! Web Sockets! MongoDB! To add tracking, you simple sprinkle in Gilt.Hummingbird.track(env) like this: Which calls the client: Which, as you can see, sets up a tracking gif on the server. You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:58 pm
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4.5 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Express: Sinatra for Node

Category: Node, Server

< View plain text > javascript require.paths.unshift(‘path/to/express/lib’) require(‘express’)   get(‘/’, function(){   this.redirect(‘/hello/world’) })   get(‘/hello/world’, function(){   return ‘Hello World’ })   get(‘/bye/world’, function(){   this.render(‘title.html.haml’, {     layout: false,     locals: {       title: ‘Bye World’     }   }) })   run() In the rush to become Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:01 am
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4 rating from 1 votes

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Heroku brings node.js support to its hosted solutions

Category: Node, Server

Heroku is known for its impressive Rails hosting, but on the heels of a post on how they decide their roadmap we see announced support for node.js in private beta. This is sure to be the first of many chaps putting their hat in the ring. With Ryan Dahl himself at Joyent, you would be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:20 am
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4 rating from 1 votes

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Oni Rocket: Stratifying on the server side

Category: JavaScript, Server

Alexander Fritze has been working on some very interesting developments. We have talked about his Stratified JavaScript library in the past, and he has brought his model to the server with with Oni Rocket. He tells us more: Earlier this year I teamed up with my ex-Joost colleague Tom Germeau to found Oni Labs (, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:17 am

4 rating from 2 votes

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Server side rendering with YUI on Node.js

Category: Node, Server, YUI

Dav Glass did some cool work with YUI and the server when he got it running on Node.js and then got the DOM working. Having the DOM available is important as it allows you to do interesting things. You can take the same code and render on either client OR server side. NoScript turned on? Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:19 am

3.5 rating from 31 votes

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Mozilla Labs’ Weave can become a platform for us

Category: Mozilla, Server

Mozilla Labs has released the magical 1.0 version of Weave and the doors are now open for developers. When I was a part of Mozilla Labs day to day, I always loved the vision and team behind Weave. I kept wanting the implementation to match the vision, but it is a tough problem and it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 pm

3.4 rating from 14 votes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

EtherPad Goes Open Source

Category: Comet, Google, Server

Following their recent acquisition by Google, AppJet announced they would open source EtherPad, the collaborative, real-time, notepad. That’s now done, and you can find the project home at – surprise, surprise – Google Code. Checkout Instructions Browse the Source What’s especially cool about this is that Etherpad is Javascript on both sides of the wire. Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:32 pm

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Node and Djangode Follow-Up

Category: Node, Server

Simon Willison’s Talk last week on Node generated a healthy dose of post-conference buzz, and he’s followed up with a blog post on Node and his higher-level API for Node, Djangode. Node’s core APIs are pretty low level—it has HTTP client and server libraries, DNS handling, asynchronous file I/O etc, but it doesn’t give you Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 9:53 am
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3.8 rating from 29 votes

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Full Frontal ’09: Simon Willison on Server-Side Javascript and Node.js

Category: JavaScript, Server

Simon Willison snuck in a last-minute topic change, and is now going to give the server-side Javascript talk. The news of the past 24 hours is ChromeOS. For the first time in years, someone’s re-thinking how an OS should work. With Chrome, you turn on your computer and you’re in the browser. What’s really interesting Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:41 pm
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3.2 rating from 34 votes

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Joyent Smart Platform: Auto-scaling Server Side JS

Category: Server

James Duncan of Joyent has been chatting about his awesome autoscaling JavaScript platform for awhile, and it just launched: The Smart Platform is an open source Platform-as-a-Service, allowing you to develop and deploy applications to the cloud, while letting the platform take care of all the system administration and scaling problems your application faces. You Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:59 pm

2.9 rating from 15 votes

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Narwhal: Standard Library that implements ServerJS

Category: JavaScript, Server

Narwhal “a flexible JavaScript standard library” is now live thanks to: Tom Robinson’s Jack: the web server and web application/framework agnostic interface, similar to Ruby’s Rack and Python’s WSGI. Narwhal was conceived while building Jack, and was later extracted into it’s own project. Kris Kowal’s Chiron: a system of interoperable JavaScript modules, including a type Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:44 am

3.9 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

What Server Side JavaScript needs; Join in!

Category: JavaScript, Server

Kevin Dangoor, colleague of ours in the Mozilla Developer Tools group, has created a Server JavaScript group to discuss what server side JavaScript needs. It feels a little like the Java world pre-Servlets, with many similar but different APIs in implementations. Let’s listen to Kevin’s thoughts, and let us know your thoughts! Server side JavaScript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am

2.9 rating from 115 votes

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Jack: A port of Rack to JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Server

Tom Robinson (Cappuccino, Objective J, 280* fame) is someone you should follow on Github as he comes up with cool stuff such as cappruby “a Ruby implementation on top of JavaScript / Objective-J runtime. Proof of concept stage.” But that isn’t why we are here today. Tom has a new project called Jack which is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am
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3.6 rating from 17 votes

Monday, December 29th, 2008

mod_v8: Another Server Side JavaScript

Category: JavaScript, Server

Paul Querna wrote a fun little Apache module called mod_v8 that offers a proof of concept of Yet Another Server Side JavaScript: After using Rhino for server side javascript at work, I can say I somewhat like server side javascript.  Others like Steve were already convinced a long time ago. However, I don’t really like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am

3.8 rating from 17 votes

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Massively parallel crowd sourced JavaScript app server; SETI for JS

Category: JavaScript, Server

Malte Ubl is having a lot of fun here :) He has created a “massively parallel crowd-sourced JavaScript app server cloud” a.k.a. SETI for running JavaScript code. This is how it works: When a user makes a request to the site …the request is handled by a Google App Engine application …that puts the request Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:56 am

4.1 rating from 18 votes

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