This year Modulus is proud to be a part of Node Knockout. What is Node Knockout? Node.js Knockout is a 48-hour hackathon featuring Node.js. It's an online, virtual competition with contestants worldwide. Coding takes place from November 9, 2013 0:00 UTC to November 11, 2013 0:00 UTC. Judging and public voting takes place the following week. This is the 4th year it has been held.
We’re really excited to highlight Sails.js on the Modulus platform. What exactly is Sails.js? Sails.js makes it easy to build custom, enterprise-grade Node.js apps. It is designed to mimic the MVC pattern of frameworks like Ruby on Rails, but with support for the requirements of modern apps: data-driven APIs with scalable, service-oriented architecture. It's especially good for building chat, realtime dashboards, or multiplayer games.
Codeship is a pretty nice hosted continuous integration service that offers support for a variety of languages, including Node.js. Thanks to their script-based deployments, integrating your Modulus projects are extremely easy.
Before you start reading this article, you should know that I am not a professional web-developer. I am an academic economist by profession and I am relatively new to web-development. I got interested in web-development primarily because of my interest in developing (1) interactive web-based teaching material and (2) web-based economics experiments.
Modulus is proud to announce that real-time log streaming is now available to all users. Log data can be streamed in real-time through both the command line tool and the web interface.
Metrics are at the core of every Modulus product. Today we're excited to announce a completely redesigned database dashboard full of amazing stats and useful information. The new dashboard is immediately available for all current Modulus database customers.
A while back, we covered how to create a REST API using express, but express is not the only option for building a REST API in Node.js. Hapi is a configuration-centric framework for building web applications and APIs which makes building a REST API a snap.
If you haven't gotten to check it out. Modulus has a very cool virtual world hosted on its platform. We're excited to have Pillow Pets World as a customer. Pillow Pets World is a virtual world for children. What makes it unique is it's cross platform architecture. I had the chance to interview Steve Mandery, one of the leading forces behind the virtual world.