Now, with the release of version 0.12 of Node.js on the immediate horizon, StrongLoop CTO Al Tsang says there will soon be a more efficient scheme for balancing loads that will make it possible to develop more enterprise-class applications using Node.js.
The new version of Node.js. will make use of what Tsang describes as “API glue” developed by StrongLoop. Based on a new round round-robin scheme for managing connections, the master process accepts all the connections and it then decides where to send a response.
Tsang says the significance of this capability for enterprise applications is that it will be much easier to build complicated workflows using Node.js. The typical business process usually touches multiple applications across a flow of connections that can now be more efficiently managed.
StrongLoop, as the provider of a development framework built on top of Node.js, has a vested interest in making contributions to the core Node.js code. says Tsang. Using mixed-mode streams, these contributions will make it easier to use the StrongLoop framework to develop “omni-channel” applications that span Web browsers, mobile and IoT.