6 Months with Node.js


For the past 6 months I’ve been spending most of my time building a new service called Sled. I’ll write more about Sled in the coming weeks, but for now all you need to know is that Sled is a collaborative list making tool for small groups.

Sled is built entirely in JavaScript, both on the back-end and front-end. The back-end is build using Node.js (aka Node), the relatively new server-side JavaScript platform. There is some published experience available about building web applications and services using Node, but the experience available is focused on using Node for real-time applications like instant messaging, chat rooms, and games. It is unusual to hear someone recommends Node for building a new web site if it is not focused on real-time.

I expect this to change very fast.

While Sled has a bit of real-time functionality in the form of live list updates…

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