Node.js, the event-driven programming language that is the darling of the real-time web world, is many things: but it’s not a good business, nor is it applicable for all use cases, according to two panelists speaking in San Francisco at Structure 2012. During a chat Jason Hoffman, the CTO of Joyent, which is the company that created Node.js, and Dave Rosenberg of Nodeable explained the genesis and use cases for Node.js.
And finally I learned that Node.js may have a bright future beyond the web inside embedded devices and on mobile phones. Hoffman said that the framework had a home on Palm’s webOS and Emerson is interested in using it in thermostats. For the deep dive, check out the video below.