Google, Intel, and Twitter Talk Node.js

Interested in better understanding how Node.js is used in production? Want to know how Node.js is used in enterprises like Google, Intel and Twitter? Then you will definitely want to check out this channel.

Node.js Enterprise Conversations shed light on the wide variety and rapidly growing list of use cases and capabilities of Node.js from a developer perspective.

Hosted by Tracy Hinds, Community Education Manager, and Mikeal Rogers, former Community Manager for the Node.js Foundation, our most recent enterprise conversations with Intel, Google and Twitter expand on how Google, Intel and Twitter are using the platform for mobile, container-architectures, cloud and more.

Node.js and Intel
Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, a software engineering director in the Intel Software and Services Group, leads a team of highly skilled performance engineers and compiler experts for optimizing runtimes for the most popular scripting languages used in the cloud, including Python, Node.js, and PHP. The Intel Software and Services Group works closely with developers to gain insight, enhance innovation and offer the best possible performance, uptime, and efficiency.

In this video, Monica shares that a primary focus area for her team is to understand the needs the market has for optimizing Intel’s multi-processors through these scripting languages. Monica and her team connect with customers who are using the languages and uncover their specific obstacles and the processes taken to overcome them. In this conversation, Monica describes the solid growth of Node.js as a tool in both the front and back end. She also explains how Node.js has helped companies increase their productivity and accelerate time to market.

The discussion also covers Intel’s overall investment in the open source industry and the organization’s specific contributions to Node.js, including those with V8, Node.js core, the Outreachy Mentor Program, and other diversity efforts.

You can listen to the full interview about Intel and Node.js here.

Additionally, Monica’s colleague, Priyanka Sulugodu, will take a deeper dive into Node.js with a discussion on end-to end workload development at Node.js Interactive 2017, which takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 4–6.

Node.js and Google
As part of its three billion dollar filing last February, Snapchat Inc. made the decision to use Google Cloud to host the vast majority of its computing, storage, bandwidth, and other services

Google Cloud Platform is a suite of cloud computing services that run on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube. Alongside a set of management tools, it provides a series of modular cloud services including computing, data storage, data analytics and machine learning.

In this enterprise conversation, Myles Borins, developer advocate for Node.js at Google, shares reasons for why companies decide to use Node.js, and conversely, what might be blocking some companies from adopting the platform. Myles gives us insights about the overall design of Node.js and the fact that its openness does not always allow for a clear, defined way of building out services, APIs or applications. This reality can either help or hinder the needs of a company.

Myles also provides a variety of use cases around Node.js and offers information about Google’s compute services that currently employ the code, such as Virtual Machines, App Engine environments, and Google Cloud Functions. Learn even more about Google and Node.js by listening to the full interview here. Myles will also be presenting at Node.js Interactive 2017, discussing the history of modules within the JavaScript Ecosystem.

Node.js and Twitter
On the day of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Twitter proved to be the largest source of breaking news, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10 p.m. (EST). With a count of 319 Million monthly visitors, Twitter is ranked as the 10th most used social network in the world.

This past April, Twitter unveiled Twitter Lite, a mobile web experience for areas in which coverage is unreliable and internet connections are slow. The application minimizes data usage, loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and takes up less than 1MB on any device.

In this episode, Tracy and Mikeal chat with James Bellenger, Nicolas Gallagher, and Ethan Schlienker from the Twitter Lite team about their adoption of Node.js. The team discusses how Node.js is used for the application’s entire build, test and delivery pipeline.

Listen to the full interview on Node.js and Twitter to learn more. And we (of course) hope you join the conversation and stay in the know by following us on Twitter.

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