— Mikeal Rogers (@mikeal) December 15, 2015
It’s almost like the silent acquiescence of an industry was in the room alongside Google Cloud Platform and Nodesource’s N|Solid efforts. You can easily see how Nodesource could be on many corp.devs’ radars. They’ve put a lot of time and effort into bridging Node’s capabilities with the enterprise’s reality, and now it’s time to collect. This IS the future, and if you still don’t believe it, go ask IBM, Walmart, NASA, Harvard … take your pick because they were all in the room. I mentioned Samsung choosing Joyent as they start to build out/upon the #SamsungCloud, another oh so obvious Node acquisition is Yahoo’s final resting place at Verizon (Mkt cap $224B). A pretty senior dev from Yahoo was on the ‘Node.js at Scale’ panel, and all I could think about was ‘I hope Verizon listens to him’.
That quote is from the article ‘The future of Node.js: Stable, secure, everywhere‘, and in many ways that title sums it up. As is this one: “Looking to spread Node “everywhere,” proponents are pushing for increased adoption across servers and the desktop as well as the internet of things, according to a presentation by Rod Vagg, member of the Node Technical Steering Committee.” Vagg (CNO Nodesource) and Mikeal Rogers (Community Node.js Foundation) were part of the Foundation’s panel and did a great job of highlighting the fact so much has happened in a year. Through the work of Joyent, Nodesource, and other members, 2016 is shaping up to be the year that Node gets the respect it deserves in the enterprise.
Google’s gonna GOOG
I couldn’t help leaving the conference thinking about what an advantage Google holds in this new[er] frontier. A lot of what older companies are trying to implement in their ‘IT departments’ is a playbook Google has written over the last decade. It is not difficult to predict how Google Cloud is going to try and compete with AWS when you take a deeper look at truly how sophisticated, if not defining, some of the work coming out of the -Plex is. With Kubernetes for example, this IS how companies are adopting containers, and to bridge these two realms, NPM’s Nodejs Kubernetes Client is ready for your input/output. It is a great strategic move for Google. As Node companies built on the V8 engine begin to emerge in their respective categories, GOOG will have integration preference on those it looks to acquire.
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