Popular Coding Framework Node.js Is Now Seriously Forked

added by Bob Senoff
12/5/2014 12:46:16 PM


Node.js, a widely used open-source framework for building Web applications, has split into two separate projects


J Hall
12/5/2014 1:20:16 PM
Wish we had polling on JSK. So who's gonna make the switch to io.js?

Drew Peterson
12/8/2014 6:59:15 PM
I don't have a lot of significant investment in Node where I'm at. It's mostly used for tooling. I would definitely use io.js if they can survive and grow over the next couple months.

Paul Wheeler
12/5/2014 2:14:14 PM
It's a little early for me to switch, but certainly keeping an eye on it.

Drew Peterson
12/8/2014 7:04:26 PM
I think this was a good move on their part, but without a standard to comply to, io.js either has to become the de facto implementation or merge back at a later date when everyone can play nice again. Otherwise the fragmentation could kill the community. What do you think @indexzero, @tech_fort?

12/9/2014 3:08:42 PM
I starred the project just because it's good to see that there is a community of people willing to take responsibility for a stable 1.0 release of a node-like framework. Node.js is an obvious choice nowadays for certain types of applications and i would attribute a good 70% of companies choosing not to go with node down to lack of an officially stable release. After that I don't care so much and I in fact encourage diversity, it's the biggest enabler of evolution.