When your app is in production, you want to be notified when the status of your application changes. For example, when your application crashes you want to know immediately. You also have, or want to have, a Pebble smartwatch which allows you to view your notifications on your wrist, relinquishing the need to pick up your phone. With Modulus, we can combine Modulus' web hooks and Pushover, a notification app. When things about your application change you get a push notification which appears on your Pebble.
Strider CD is a great, open source continuous integration and deployment server. They also have a hosted solution, which is currently in beta (you can sign up for the beta on the website).
Throughout the last half of 2013 npm experienced some growing pains, and rightly so. The popularity of Node.js and the number of new modules being published introduced a spectacular challenge for the engineers responsible for keeping it running. Out of these outages grew a network of mirrors put in place so people could continue working even when the main registry was down.
We’re really excited to have a company like Differential. What does Differential do? For many entrepreneurs, there have historically been two ways to launch a tech startup. Either find a technical co-founder, or hire an agency. The first is very hard, the second is expensive and risky.
We recently finished a ground-up rewrite of our load balancer using Go and would like to invite customers to give it a try. It's been in production for a couple of weeks serving up our blog, but now we want to open it up for anyone else to use. We'll be publishing a series of follow-up articles soon that include detailed performance comparisons and the technology we used.
Today we're proud to announce that all new databases are now running MongoDB 2.4.9. There are lots of performance and stability improvements as part of MongoDB 2.4.x that are now available to all customers.
The Modulus dev team has been hard at work over the winter break and we're excited to announce a bunch of new features available to all users.
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.
Happy Holidays from the entire team here at Modulus. We're extremely grateful for everything that has occurred in 2013. It has been an amazing year.
Over the past year we've seen some great things happen.