For the past year and a half or so, Red Hat Middleware has provided a supported Node.js runtime on OpenShift as part of Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes (RHOAR). Our goal has been to provide rapid releases within a week or two of the upstream Node.js core project, booster applications to get developers up and running quickly, and, of course, provide world-class service and support for customers.
This past week at the DeveloperWeek 2019 conference in San Francisco, that focus and dedication paid off as Red Hat was awarded a "Devie" award in the category of "Code Frameworks and Libraries." I couldn't have been more thrilled to accept the award on behalf of our team.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without the hard work of the entire team. Dan Bevenius, a core committer for the upstream Node.js project, tirelessly worked to provide security patches and updates, all the while feeding them into the upstream project. Lucas Holmquist did amazing work developing "boosters"—starter applications that make it easy to get an enterprise-grade Node.js application up and running on OpenShift's Kubernetes distribution. Helio Frota did the yeoman's work of keeping our container images up to date with the latest upstream and security fixes. And, of course, to shepherd it all were Jay Balunas and Naina Singh. From a small team came such solid and exciting work. I couldn't be prouder to be a part of such a great group.
As we look ahead into 2019 and beyond, we anticipate many exciting new and fun things for folks to try out with Node.js on OpenShift. I'm looking forward to Red Hat Summit this May in Boston where we will be sharing some of these exciting new advancements with you all. Until then, get excited and make things happen!
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