Node.js on the Road: Don't Panic — The Hitchhiker's Guide to Node

September 30, 2014 - by Joyent

Node.js on the Road is an event series aimed at sharing Node.js production user stories with the broader community. Watch for key learnings, benefits, and patterns around deploying Node.js. is the largest Ruby shop in LA. We just finished migrating a large codebase from Ruby to Node.js.

Full-stack JavaScript application opens up new possibilities but it also adds a challenge of making many in-flight decisions, such as the following: Should we use a web framework? Which one? How to organize our client-side codebase? Should we write in Object Oriented or Functional style?

In this talk we won't spend time on fluff and dive right in to a real codebase. I'll share code and practices that are applicable immediately to any JavaScript developer.

Oren Golan, Senior Software Engineer