I gave a lightning talk last May for the Node.js DC meetup on Derby and Meteor. It led to a good discussion, which isn’t surprising since both frameworks are great demonstrations that Node is functionally capable of much more than just cloning Ruby libraries.
The guys running the Northern Virginia Node meetup felt there was more to cover and asked me to do a longer overview at the July Nova Node meetup. Apparently the subject is popular since we had a “sold out” room last night.
I was a little worried about taking the whole hour, but got a lot positive feedback afterwards. Free pizza, beer and sodas from the meetup host SpanishDict.com probably didn’t hurt either :).
SpanishDict.com is running on Node now, and handling tons of customers successfully at much lower loads than they were seeing with their previous environment. Several folks (including me) asked for an overview of the production lessons they’ve learned for the next NoVa Node event.
Here is the deck I presented on Derby and Meteor. My goal was to get the core concepts across for discussion, not to teach them. That said, if you do have questions feel free to tweet me or leave a comment. If its guts stuff though, I suggest you go to experts in the relevant Google groups or hit StackOverflow.
- Meteor.js and Derby.js Lighting Talk for Node.js DC (studgeek.com)
- Nodejs in Production (nodejs-news.com)
- Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town (techcrunch.com)
- Mojito – Yahoo’s NodeJS based Multi Device Application Framework (nodejs-news.com)
I gave a lightning talk last night at the Node DC meetup on Derby.js and Meteor.js, or at least that was the plan. I was given permission to “go over” a little bit, and my five minute talk stretched out to twenty.
I got plenty of compliments afterwards, so hope that means the extra time was worthwhile, but I suspect sharing my Sweet Potato Tater Tots had at least as much to do with people’s good attitudes as anything I said. If you couldn’t make it but you want to get the gist of what I was talking about, the slides are available on slideshare.
I was asked by NoVa Node Meetup to do a more lengthy overview on Derby and Meteor. More info and the updated slide deck at A More Detailed Overview of Derby.js and Meteor.js.
- Jumping into NodeJS Meteor (nodejs-news.com)
- Homogeneous web development: Meteor, Derby, Firebase and the portents of doom (madanalogy.com)
- Our take on Derby vs. Meteor (derbyjs.com)