29 8 / 2012
Special Thanks to Nodesters!
When I set out to start the Nodester open source PaaS project 1.5 years ago, I had no intention of building and running a 24x7 Node.JS PaaS. I simply wanted to learn Node.JS and the nuances of hosting Node.JS apps in a public and private cloud environment.
With the help of the open source community (specifically @DavGlass and @DanBUK), I learned about Linux chroot sandbox securing of apps. I would also like to thank the following developers who have contributing to the Nodester project over the years: @_Alejandromg @Eschoff @Marcosvm @Abraham @MichealBenedict, @Crp_underground @AdamKumpf @Krwindham @Akavlie @eldios @Tenzer @Eocampospy @Fgnass @JP_pinilla Yawnt @WeAreFractal MintPlant Ckknight @Arvidhahldev @stephanepericat and @Kev_nz. As of late, @_AlejandroMG has been my wingman on this rocketship ride and has proven himself to be an amazing Node.JS developer, thoughtleader, and most patient support engineer. I would work with any of you again in a heartbeat!
I would also like to give a shoutout to @Tropo @VoxeoLabs and @IrisCouch for their hosting sponsorships which have allowed us to offer our hosting services to the Node.JS community for free since day one!
I am proud to say that Nodester was the first 100% open source Node.JS PaaS solution available for developers and it’s still one of the few Node.JS platforms that supports native WebSockets! The Nodester community is passionate about open source public, private, and hybrid cloud PaaS services and has proven that open source projects can become viable businesses.
Upon accepting a new career opportunity with Bechtel, it became clear to me that I could no longer support the growing demands of our susccessful open source project and free hosting service. I looked at the various leading PaaS providers out there and it became clear that the only one with our vision and mission was AppFog. They, too, were very excited about taking over the Nodester project and ultimately adding our realtime websocket technology into their CloudFoundry platform.
This partnership between AppFog and Nodester will give our Node.JS developers the very best public and private PaaS hosting solution as Node.JS continues to grow and extend into the enterprise. I am very proud of our accomplishments and have made many new friends throughout this endeavor. With that, I have one last thing to say…..Hack the planet! \m/
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