Seriate: The Glue Between SQL Server and Node.js

Chris Berry .NET, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 6 Comments

An example Node.js application which connects to a SQL server and serves up data via HTTP endpoints. Before leaving my last client, I was asked if it was possible for Node.js to connect to Microsoft’s SQL Server. The reasoning behind this was that the company wanted to move away from a pure Microsoft stack because of the cost and try …


A Gentle Introduction to Node.js

Jinal Patel JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

Recently at work, I sought to familiarize myself with Node.js. Naturally, I started searching the pool of applications in Keyhole’s GitHub repository. This was the first time I was using Node.js and the instructions in the application readme file to run the application locally was thoroughly detailed. However, I ran into some very basic questions trying to run the application …


Real-Time Applications With RethinkDB

John Hoestje Databases, JavaScript, Microservices, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 1 Comment

In the last several years, there have been new requirements and expectations placed on enterprise applications that have dramatically increased application code complexity. Users want dynamic websites that provide instant data feedback or to have multiple users work on the same document concurrently. New frameworks and ideas have also evolved along with the requirements to help cope with the new …

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Boilerplate Template for Node.js and Backbone Using Gulp and Browserify

Justin Graber BackboneJS, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot Leave a Comment

I’ve been working with Node.js and Backbone for a little over a year now and recently started a new side project in my spare time. Every time I start a project from the ground up, I have to sit down and think about things I probably haven’t in a while. For example, what’s the best way to organize my code, …


Improve Node.js Performance by Turning It into a Clusterfork

David Elton JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

One of the big reasons people are drawn to Node.js for running web servers is the simplicity you gain from a single-threaded paradigm, versus having to deal with the challenges of threaded programming – race conditions, deadlocks, etc. However, one drawback of running a web server on a single thread means it also runs on a single core. With nearly …


Node.js Meets .NET – Edge.js

Brian Wetzel .NET, JavaScript, Node.js Leave a Comment

With so much JavaScript development on the client side, it only makes sense that developers and organizations would want to develop server side applications using JavaScript as well.  Node.js has become a popular choice for building server side applications using JavaScript because of its asynchronous event-driven model and many libraries and extensions that are available. But sometimes JavaScript is not …

Node Application Server with CouchDB

Brett Jones Databases, HTML5, JavaScript, Node.js, Technology Snapshot, Tutorial 5 Comments

Much has been made lately of “NoSQL” non-relational databases. A few weeks back, Lou wrote a post introducing CouchDB, a free Apache Foundation document datastore. Lou’s application was hosted entirely from CouchDB. I recently wrote a web application with a more traditional approach, with a server using CouchDB as its backend. Traditional in that sense, but non-traditional in another: the …