The application platform known as Node.js surpassed one billion downloads and is now officially a part of the three comma club.
Other members of the three comma club?
- The Incredibles 2 — it was the fastest animated film to gross one billion dollars
- Mark Cuban
- Cows (as of 2011)
- The price of this empty lot in Beverly Hills
The numbers of downloads were pulled from:
Total: 1,024,716,169 downloads.
In the last few years, we’ve seen incredible success with Node.js not just within backend development, but with cross-platform and desktop applications. The technology goes beyond simply an application platform but is used for rapid experimentation with corporate data, application modernization, and IoT solutions.
Surrounding this incredible growth has been a growing community. Node.js has over 52,000 stars on GitHub, 23,200 commits, over 2,000 contributors and 503 releases. It has 12 working groups that work on everything from creating and determining benchmarking metrics with Node.js to redesigning the Node.js website.
If you are interested in getting more involved with the Node.js’ community or learning how you can better your skills in Node.js, follow the working group that most interests you on GitHub and attend their public meetings.
At JS Interactive, there will be several Node.js talks to help you build your skills. If you are interested in joining us October 10–12 in Vancouver, Canada register before September 28 to save $200 USD.