28 Dec '12, 2pm
Why #Rails and #Node.js Folks should care about Project #Nashorn
The biggest benefits stem from running on the JVM. This enables the deployment on already available Java-based infrastructure. Especially on Windows, the pains that Node faces with its platform implementation, can be laid off to the JVM. Using Java application servers, especially JBoss, for deploying Node apps (or Ruby apps with embedded JS!) sounds promising. Their purpose is to provide common services to user apps which are ready to be reused. While Ruby did go the extra loops of reinventing database access, messaging, caching, replication, and Node has this obstacle still in front of it. For Ruby, the Torquebox project demonstrated how often sneered at giants like JBoss can be used for good, even for modern, dynamic web apps.