JavaScript I/O (io.js)

Node.js, a popular and influential tool for building and running modern internet services, has split in two.

Late yesterday, some of its primary developers “forked” this open source project, creating a new version of the tool they call Io.js. The group was unhappy with the stewardship of Node’s official sponsor, cloud computing company Joyent, so they’ve chosen to fashion a new version on their own.

A reminder that Open Source is hard work, and that decisions should be open too. Wondering how this will evolve as attempts were made (such as an advisory board late October 2014) yet a little too late I guess.

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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