Slap fight in Node.js land

Two key contributors to the popular server-side language are disagreeing publicly over the use of gender-specific pronouns in the project.

There is more to Node.js than buzz

Judging by the attendance and conversation at this week’s Node Summit in San Francisco, the relatively new open-source programming language Node.js is catching on among developers and notably among enterprise developers. Its stated goal is “to provide an easy way to build scalable network programs.” And its claim to fame is that it can handle tens of thousands of concurrent connections. This weekly update discusses why those facts matter and who benefits from this new language.