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IBMers will be at NodeConf EU 2019 to talk about the future of Node.js and JavaScript

NodeConf EU is almost here, happening November 10-13 in Kilkenny, Ireland. We love this event because it’s a premier showcase and reunion of the Node.js community. IBM is excited to return as a sponsor and chat with you about Node.js in our speaking sessions, workshops, and quick labs. Check our our detailed list of sessions and some information on the 4 quick labs happening at the IBM booth (#4).

If you can’t make it to the event, be sure to check out our Node.js blog, to learn all about the latest for Node.js and for posts published by the same speakers coming to NodeConf.

Hear from IBM Node.js collaborators and contributors

Monday, November 11, 2019

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14:00-15:30 McCurdy 1 Bethany Griggs Workshop: Node.js in the Cloud Node.js just celebrated its 10th birthday. With Node 12 entering into long-term support, let’s look at what’s new, the people who have helped us get here, and how you can get involved, too.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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09:00-09:30 McCurdy 1 & 2 Bethany Griggs Workshop: Node.js 12: A decade of Node.js This workshop shows you how to take a Node.js application and make it ready for the cloud: adding support for Cloud-Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) technologies using the package and templates provided by the CloudNativeJS project. Take a typical Node.js application and learn how to extend it to enable Health Checks, Metrics, Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana. At the end, you’ll have a fully functioning application running as a cluster in Kubernetes, with production monitoring.
14:25-15:00 Nick O’Leary NodeRED Node-RED is a low-code programming tool for event-drive applications. Built on top of Node.js, it provides a light-weight, browser-based editor that makes it easy to integrate different streams of both physical and digital events. This workshop introduce users to Node-RED and shows how you can use it as part of an open toolchain for building cloud-native applications.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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10:00 – 10:30 McCurdy 1 & 2 Michael Dawson and Dominykas Blyžė The Module Ecosystem – The stress of success The module ecosystem is a key ingredient in the success of the JavaScript ecosystem. Unfortunately, it is a challenge ensuring that key modules are maintained, safe, and up to date. The resulting pain is felt by users of the modules, the original module authors who often would like to help but no longer can for any number of reasons, and even those who would like to help but can’t. In this talk, we’ll cover how we might tackle this problem, an initiative to start working on the problem within the Node.js project and how you can get involved and help out.
14:00-15:30 McCurdy 1 & 2 Gireesh Punathil Node.js Problem determination workshop with Diagnostic Report A large percentage of Node application misbehavior in production and development can be effectively diagnosed and the root cause identified through the in-built Node.js tracing and diagnostic report capabilities. These powerful features can be leveraged in the development, testing and production phases in order to validate that the application architecture and design is reflected in the code without ever instrumenting it. In this workshop, we will examine the most common Node.js production issues represented through sample programs, and demonstrate how to diagnose and resolve those issues using the tracing and report tools

Explore Node.js through quick labs and chats with the experts

Get your hands on the code and kickstart your own cloud-native development through our labs. Come chat with our Node.js and JavaScript collaborators about what’s new and exciting in the community.

Community involvement

IBM’s a leading contributor to the Node.js project and OpenJS Foundation. Interested in finding out more about the Node.js project or the OpenJS Foundation? Come talk with our contributors including Michael Dawson (Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair), Bethany Griggs (TSC member and Node.js Release team), Gireesh Punathil (TSC member and Diagnostics Working group), and Joe Sepi (Chair of the OpenJS Cross Project Council and Community Comittee member).

New open source projects: Appsody and Kabanero

With Appsody, you get shareable, configurable technology stacks that let you iteratively develop applications that are ready to be deployed to a Kubernetes environment.

Kabanero brings together foundational open source technologies — including Node.js runtimes — into a modern, microservices-based framework so you can create, develop, deploy and manage cloud-native apps more efficiently.