Has Node.js Reached a Tipping Point?
April 2, 2014
Microsoft’s recent announcement of node.js Tools for Visual Studio has a number of us here in the Hive wondering whether node has reached the point of being a niche development framework for high scalability, I/O bound workloads to a general purpose, cross-platform web application development platform. We have of course seen Microsoft make other unsuccessful forays in supporting open source platforms and tools (anyone running any IronPython apps out there?) but if any customer momentum gathers for node.js on Azure, I suspect this will be different. Azure at this point is becoming one of Redmond’s few bright spots this year.
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