Bustle Uses Node.js to Harness M&A Growth and Speed App Development

Bustle Digital Group (BDG) began as an online media company with a single publication called Bustle. Later, it started a second publication called Romper, a parenting site for millennials, and followed that with the acquisitions of Elite Daily and The Zoe Report.

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Fast growth often leads to chaos from a sudden increase in work across different platforms, requiring the use of different languages, despite little or no integration between apps and app versions. Yet, the Bustle Digital Group switched to Node.js ahead of the acquisitions to streamline workloads and add much needed efficiencies. The move made it easy to bring these and future publications onto a single, JavaScript platform.

Using Node.js allowed the Bustle Engineering team to work on anything, anywhere as needed. The line between frontend engineers and backend engineers didn’t blur; it disappeared.

Learn more on what tools and where Bustle is using Node.js and why they find it to be perfect for serverless in this case study (it’s a PDF).

Node.js is a collaborative open source project dedicated to building and supporting the Node.js platform. https://nodejs.org/en/

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