Recently Node.js users and developers from around the world came together for a two-day conference in Amsterdam: Node.js Interactive Europe. The goal of the conference was to exchange knowledge, best practices, and gain insights into the future development of Node.js and its adjacent technologies.
Speakers from top open source projects like Express and NodeBots, vendors in the ecosystem and mainstream enterprises like IBM, Microsoft and Netflix joined together to provide best practices and tooling around Node.js as well as the overall growth and needs of the current Node.js project. Node.js is currently the fastest growing open source platform in the world with 400 new modules published to npm every day and an estimated five million Node.js users with a growth rate of 100% year over year.
The conference kicked off almost exactly one year after the io.js and Node.js merger, and a year and a few months after the Node.js Foundation was established. Since then, the Node.js project has developed a long term support plan, added a total of 87 contributors with commit access to the project and a total of 1,084 individuals to its contributor list. Working with the Foundation, the project also has started an education certification program and working groups focused on tracing, testing, documentation and more.
The success of the project can be contributed to the community that is supporting and building this technology and the versatility of Node.js. The technology is central to the concept of a new full stack developer that is innovating across Web frontend, mobile/tablets, desktop applications, cloud backend, IoT devices, and API and microservices architectures.
If you weren’t with us in Amsterdam, here is a summary of some of the most popular sessions broken down by category:
- Diving Deep into Browserify with Yoshua Wyuts
- Elegantly Produce and Consume Compiled Packages (babel, coffee-script, etc) with Benjamin Lupton, Bevry
- How to Build a Reliable Checkout Experience with Pedro Teixeira, YLD
- Node.js and Microsoft: A Love Story About Developer Tools with Sara Itani, Microsoft
- Node.JS and Containers Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly with Ross Kukulinski, NodeSource
- Building the Node.JS Global Distribution Network with Guillermo Rauch, ZEIT
- Alt-Ctrl : Scream into this Arduino with Rachel White, NodeBots community member
- Why Did the Robot Cross the Road? Computer Vision, Robots and Mobile Games with Pawel Szymczykowski
API and Microservice Architecture
- SWIMming in the Microservices Ocean with Luca Maraschi, nearForm
- Building Scalable Web Applications Using Microservices Architecture and NodeJS inside AWS Lambda with Eugene Istrati, Mitoc Group Inc
Debugging and Security
- Instrumentation and Tracing in Node.js with Thomas Watson, Opbeat
- What’s Up with the Community Post-Mortem Diagnostics Working Group with Yunong Xiao & Michael Dawson
Don’t Worry; We Recorded Them All
If you missed the conference, you can view the keynotes on this YouTube playlist.
Hey Austin — We are Coming to You!
The full schedule of the event can be found here: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/node-interactive/program/agenda
We wanted to say a special thank you to all of the presenters at the event. We know you work really hard on your presentation and it’s not easy to get up in front of a large crowd. Thank you, so much for your time and hard work.
Thank you also to our sponsors: IBM (Platinum sponsor); nearFrom and YLD (Gold sponsors); Opbeat (Silver sponsor); and Craftwork and VoiceWorks (Bronze sponsors).
AND a final thank you to that adorable little cappuccino van. You kept us going.