Red Hat was recently at NodeConf EU, which was held on November 6-8th 2023. This is one of the key Node.js events in Europe and always puts on a great show. As was the case in recent years it was held in-person at the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland.
Over the 3 days, there was a mix of talks in the morning and workshops in the afternoon. If possible, this year there was even more content related to development and work within the Node.js project than in past years, balanced by talks covering the use of Node.js to deliver value.
All of the talks were great this year, so it’s hard to choose just a few as standouts. Overall it was great that there were so many talks that covered how native code is used to implement Node.js features along with code showing how that is done. As for specific talks and workshops, we enjoyed the talk on the different options and history of sandboxing Node.js and the workshop on looking at the carbon footprint of Node.js backed websites. The talk about the Node.js website is also worth a mention for a good description of the journey as well as its AI generated graphics.
Having said that, all of the talks were great this year and are worth watching. The full playlist of talks can be found here.
Red Hat involvement
Members of the Red Hat Node.js team delivered the talk "Building Native addons for Node.js like its 2023". In this talk we covered the progress being made on the node-api front and what it’s like to develop native addons in 2023. That includes being able to build native addons in languages other than C/C++ (for example Rust) and being able to run native addons with other runtimes in addition to Node.js
This talk is available here.
Collaborators Mini Summit
The Collaborators Mini Summit provided a 3 hour slot for Node.js collaborators to get together and chat about issues within the project. This time we mostly talked about releases and how to best schedule and manage them.
Where to learn more
Learn more about what Red Hat is up to on the Node.js front: