Red Hat was proud to sponsor this year's NodeConf Remote, Europe’s largest conference covering the Node.js framework. The conference held four packed days of technical talks and workshops from October 18 to 21, 2021. Like last year, this year's conference was presented remotely.
NodeConf Remote 2021 focused on a few key areas:
- Node.js Core
- Node.js in real-world applications
- Node.js community
- Wild ideas
All of the talks had special moments, but we've picked a few that stood out.
Finding a lost song with Node.js async iterators
The first, which we classify as a wild idea, was Luciano Mammino's presentation on using Node.js async iterators and the Last.fm API to find an old song that had recently popped back into his head. Spoiler alert: He found it. You can find a video of Luciano's talk, Finding a lost song with Node.js & async iterators, on YouTube.
Managing money with Dinero.js
Node-RAPIDS: Node.js for machine learning
It was interesting to see NVIDIA working to make machine learning more accessible to Node.js developers through Node-RAPIDS. Allan Enemark introduced this framework in his talk, GPU Accelerating Node.js with the Node-RAPIDS Data Science Framework. After watching the talk, one Red Hat team member was inspired to order a Jetson Nano development board and experiment with it.
Node.js AbortController update
It was also great to learn about the progress the Node.js project has made in supporting the new AbortController functionality. You can watch a video of Simon Plenderleith's talk on the topic, Improving your applications with AbortController, on YouTube.
Red Hat demos at NodeConf Remote
As in previous years, our team was lucky enough to demonstrate some of our favorite production-quality tools and solutions:
- Bethany Griggs's talk Navigating the npm ecosystem in the enterprise shared how Red Hat is addressing the challenges of npm in the enterprise, and what we’ve learned so far.
- Micheal Dawson gave an update of what's up and coming on the Node.js front in his talk, Node.js—What's next.
- Luke Holmquist's talk, Consuming new Node.js observability features in Kubernetes environments, shared the key observability metrics provided by the Node.js runtime, including new additions and how you can consume them in a Kubernetes environment.
Developing cloud-native Node.js applications
See all the talks from NodeConf Remote
NodeConf Remote conference has assembled a full playlist of talks on YouTube. You can also visit the following resources to learn more about what Red Hat is up to on the Node.js front: