Node.js Archive

How Node.js Revolutionized the Retail Space

In a crowded world of popular computer languages, platforms and ecosystems, Node.js is one of the hottest. According to w3techs.com, Node.js usage has gone up 241 percent in the last year alone. Retailers have taken notice and are implementing it on many levels. I am going to share the basics of Node.js, ...Read More

Top Performance Metrics for Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, and Python

No application is the same. Some legacy apps were built in a monolithic environment built on a homogeneous language, say Java or .NET. As environments become more distributed, and technology has innovated to a near-breaking speed, application architectures tend to be built using a multitude of languages often leveraging the more dynamic ...Read More

Battle of the PaaS: Node.js Apps in the Cloud

No matter why you came to Node.js to develop your app (blasting past slow I/O, free data exchange, moving out of the Flash sandbox, etc.) what you want to know now is the best place to host it. The answer to that question, though, really depends on what you want to do ...Read More

Top 7 Blogs from 2015

Wow, what a year! We know everyone is extremely busy, and maybe, just maybe, you weren’t able to read all of the blogs we produced throughout the year. It’s ok, we forgive you. Don’t worry, you’re in luck. We’ve decided to roll-up all of our most popular blogs for you so you ...Read More

WordPress Announces Migration to Node.js

Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic, the parent corporation of WordPress, generated a lot of excitement when he announced recently that WordPress.com was beginning to migrate away from PHP to JavaScript and Node.js in particular. Why would the No. 1 content management system in the world make such a major change? Could ...Read More

A Practical Guide to Popular Node.js MVC Frameworks

Using any programming framework to the fullest extent possible first requires an understanding of advanced software architecture concepts. While writing a little client-side JavaScript does not necessarily require as much consideration when designing a scalable software architecture, the evolution of tools like Node.js means that you could be facing large code bases ...Read More

Beyond the Box: Redis transaction correlation for Node.js

Looking at your nodes The AppDynamics Pro product has boasted an agent for instrumenting Node.js application components for several releases now, which is providing many customers with end to end transaction visibility across their applications incorporating Node.js tiers, as well as – uniquely – method level drill-down into the javascript code itself. ...Read More

Top 5 Performance Metrics for Node.js Applications

The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health of your enterprise Node.js application. Specifically this article reviews the ...Read More

Node.js & io.js Back Together Again

In purely technical terms, io.js is a fork of Node.js—they are both JavaScript runtime environments that streamline the process of developing server-side applications. However, the relationship between these two open source projects is more complex than the term ‘fork’ might imply. The split is a clear lens into the way that many ...Read More

5 Quick Node.js Application Performance Tips

This article series has covered a lot of ground: it presented an overview of application performance management (APM), it identified the challenges in implementing an APM strategy, it proposed a top-5 list of important metrics to measure to assess the health of an enterprise Node.js application, and it presented AppDynamics’ approach to ...Read More