Red Hat was recently at NodeConf EU, which was held on October 3rd-5th. This is one of the key Node.js events in Europe and for the first time since 2019, was held in-person at the lovely Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Over the 3 days, we heard from a variety of speakers with talks discussing some new features coming to Node.js, as well as using Open Source responsibly in the enterprise.
Attendees also had a choice of some great workshops.
He also enjoyed "Responsible use of Node.js & OpenSource software utilizing Best Practices at an Enterprise Level", it would be great to have more companies sharing their approaches and experiences like that.
Beth enjoyed the workshop "Crafting human friendly CLIs with Node.js core", which was a great self-paced introduction to the new argument parser feature in Node.js core - with the workshop steps themselves verified with a human-friendly CLI.
Luke found "The Life and Times of a Node.js Release" very informative. He didn’t realize how much work went into each release and would like to commend the folks that are responsible for these releases.
The full playlist of talks can be found here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0CdgOSSGlBaULAdbribJiENfXxPW0aLQ
Red Hat involvement
Similar to previous years, the Node.js team here at Red Hat had the pleasure of delivering a talk. During "Journey into Mystery", Luke talked about some of the lesser know Node.js core modules and API’s.
This talk is available here: https://youtu.be/4-lQjUXc6P4
We also delivered a workshop that provided an introduction to cloud-native development with Node.js. The workshop covered key cloud-native concepts and technologies, including health checks, metrics, Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana.
This self-paced workshop can be found here: https://github.com/nodeshift/tutorial/blob/main/cloud-native/README.md
This year's topics ranged from discussing the Next 10 years of Node.js to the future of the npm CLI. The schedule for the collaborators summit and their respective GitHub issues can be found here.
Where to learn more
Learn more about what Red Hat is up to on the Node.js front: