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NodeSummit, a two day conference in San Francisco, will discuss the transformative role Node.js is playing in both the future of computing and today’s deployed systems. It’s coming up on the 24th & 25th of January. As I anticipate this meeting of the minds, I’ve been searching out the experts. Last week I caught up with Jason Hoffman, CTO of Joyent, to talk about Node’s strategy and technical impact. This post explores part of the node adoption strategy.
Recently launched, Everlapse, is a free iOS app for sharing images and slideshows. Communicating with images is already a winning formula in the world of social networking, but Everlapse makes it a little more interesting by providing something that is a bit more stimulating than just static photos, but not quite as complicated as videos. In a nutshell, it allows users to create and contribute to clips which are made up of various photos and displayed as a slideshow. By providing the Everlapse API, the company also makes it possible for developers to integrate this functionality with other applications.
Joyent, a company that you might have heard of in connection to Node.js (arguably the hottest new technology on the web today), is offering some mean competition to Amazon’s EC2 service. Joyent makes no bones about it, its Joyent Node service is faster and cheaper than EC2 and Joyent has the histograms to prove it. Will no.de be enough to persuade Node.js developers to stick with Joyent?