Node.js reference architecture

Red Hat is heading to NodeConf Remote on October 18–21, 2021! We'll be demonstrating a few of our favorite production-quality tools and solutions, all designed to help teams maintain productivity while successfully navigating the vast and rapidly changing cloud-native landscape.

Talk with an expert during the virtual booth crawl and get a look at our latest workflows for building cloud-native JavaScript solutions on Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift. Our open source specialists are ready to show you how JavaScript and Node.js integrate with other technologies like authentication, distributed data caching and streaming, and business automation to deliver real value to customers.


The Node.js team at Red Hat is hosting sessions on the npm ecosystem, the future of Node.js, and more.

Navigating the npm ecosystem in the enterprise

Presenter: Bethany Griggs (@bethgriggs_), Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Monday, October, 18, 2021, 9:00 a.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. UTC

The npm ecosystem is fast-moving and vibrant, and with over 1.6 million modules, there's considerable choice and variety too. For some aspects, you'll likely find several equally good modules, as well as several potentially terrible choices. In some cases, you'll search for the best fitting, newest, or most innovative modules to use. Yet, in other cases, you might want something that just works based on past experiences or best practices within your organization. You need to evaluate these choices routinely, and there is value in attempting to predict future trends—what may be a good choice today might not be in the future. This talk will share how our organization is approaching this challenge and what we've learned so far. We'll also dive deep into an example of how we're trying to predict future ecosystem trends in the context of Node.js web frameworks.

Node.js: What's next

Presenter: Michael Dawson (@mhdawson1), Node.js lead, Red Hat
Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 3:00 p.m. UTC

Want to know what is next for Node.js? New features? Major changes? Key initiatives at the technical and organizational level? This talk will give you an update on what is up and coming on the Node.js front across the board:

  • Learn about new features in the latest versions of Node.js.
  • Learn about strategic initiatives and what teams are working on within the Node.js community.
  • Gain insight into how to leverage some of the new technology within Node.js.

Consuming new Node.js observability features in Kubernetes environments

Presenter: Luke Holmquist (@sienaluke), Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. UTC

Once you get your application running in production, how do you keep it running and running well? Being able to observe what's going on within your application, the resources it is using, and when things are outside the expected norms is an important part of the answer. Learn about the key metrics provided by the Node.js runtime, including some new additions and how you can consume these in a Kubernetes environment.

Workshop: Developing cloud-native Node.js applications

Presenters: Bethany Griggs (@bethgriggs_), Luke Holmquist(@sienaluke), Michael Dawson(@mhdawson1), Ryan Jarvinen (@ryanj)

This workshop provides an introduction to cloud-native development with Node.js. We'll walk you through building cloud-native Node.js applications, including demonstrating typical components that form part of the Red Hat and IBM Node.js reference architecture. Next, we'll take you through a full-stack deployment on Kubernetes. The workshop will cover key cloud-native concepts and technologies, including health checks, metrics, Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana.

Where to learn more

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Red Hat is a proud sponsor of NodeConf Remote 2021. We hope to see you there virtually!

Last updated: June 7, 2023