• June 24, 2019

    Video Blog: Libuv - What is a Unicorn Velociraptor by Colin Ihrig Video Blog: Libuv - What is a Unicorn Velociraptor

    libuv is what gives Node.js its event loop and cross-platform asynchronous I/O capabilities. This video explains what libuv is all about, and how it's used by Node.js. Colin Ihrig also discusses recent development efforts in the libuv project.

  • June 6, 2019

    Upcoming Changes to Our Cloud Business by Steve Tuck

    Over the past few years, our single-tenant cloud business has expanded, as have the resource requirements to support this growth, which in turn has put pressure on other areas of our business. This contention, and the real concern of being able to deliver a high quality customer customer experience in both areas, has led us to a difficult decision: Starting in November, we will be scaling back the availability of the Joyent Public Cloud to customers of our single-tenant cloud offering.

  • June 3, 2019

    Improved WebAssembly Support is Coming to Node.js by Colin J. Ihrig

    This blog post describes the state of WebAssembly and WebAssembly System Interface (WASI) support in the Node.js runtime. This post provides a high level overview of WebAssembly as a technology, and explores JavaScript's APIs for working with WebAssembly. From there, the post moves on to explore Node.js specific WebAssembly APIs. Finally, a brief overview of WASI and its potential future in Node.js is provided.

  • April 25, 2019

    Blog: State of Node.js Core Fireside Chat - Questions and Answers by Joyent

    On April 3rd, Joyent brought together members of their engineering team to answer questions about the upcoming Node.js 12 release. Node.js continues to gain popularity and has even crossed over the million downloads a day threshold. Much of this growth can be attributed to its widespread adoption across web applications, mobile, and cloud native applications. During the discussion the panelists shared a wealth of information. The following is a transcribed version of their fireside discussion.

  • April 10, 2019

    Video Blog: Preview of Instance Migration Tools in Triton by Todd Whiteman

    In this video blog post, Joyent engineer Todd Whiteman demonstrates the instant migration tools inside of Triton.

  • December 17, 2018

    EdgeMesh: A Case Study in Performance at Scale by Joyent

    In order for the comparatively compact team at EdgeMesh to disrupt the mature 8 billion dollar content delivery market, they needed to securely and efficiently build and deploy a service that was superior in both performance and breadth. Accomplishing that required EdgeMesh to deliver a ultra-low latency, global, edge native solution with with sub 1ms core service response times, and scale it to handle 10’s of millions of messages per second.

  • September 14, 2018

    Easing Into Node.js With TypeScript by Colin J. Ihrig

    This blog post introduces the TypeScript language, including some of its advantages and disadvantages compared to vanilla JavaScript.

  • August 6, 2018

    GraphQL on the server by Wyatt Preul, Lloyd Benson

    Learn how to construct a Node.js server that provides a GraphQL endpoint for clients. Additionally, learn about more advanced GraphQL topics related to batch requests and integrating GraphQL with hapi plugins.

  • June 28, 2018

    Webinar: Build a custom application with Packer and Terraform by Alexandra White

    Create custom application images with Packer, then use Terraform to deploy your application on Triton. In this post, you'll watch a short webinar to build the popular game, 2048, and deploy it on Triton.

  • June 26, 2018

    Node.js and Express Gateway in a Cloud Native World by Al Tsang

    Microservices solve a myriad of issues for cloud native applications. As an architectural style, microservices are language and framework agnostic. However, there are choices of languages and platforms that can support or adversely affect your ability to execute your microservices strategy. Node.js is an open source, existing language and platform that was crafted with the microservices paradigm in mind.