Everyone has been going bananas about Node.js™ and with good reason: it’s fairly new, it has not yet been tapped out with regards to potential of full monetization, and it allows developers who do not know PHP to do enough back-end development to afford them the ability to front on understanding PHP’s pitfalls.
More like NODE dive.
For lack of a better phrase, the development of Node over the past few weeks has been, for lack of a better phrase, a hot mess. For lack of a better phrase.
In a state of panic, Joyent started an advisory board which will act as a list of names for Node developers to look at.
Some developers may be wondering about other versions, such as jQuery or Rails. jQuery has been forked quite often, but it has not caused nearly as large a controversy as those forks of Node.js have. For example, I, myself, accidentally forked jQuery over a month ago and no one has batted an eye.
Jenn Schiffer is the Pulitzer prize-winning author The Joy-ent In Forgetting, The Joy-ent In Acceptance, an O’Reilly guide to merit-based promotions in the tech workplace.