With the Node Summit for Node.js developers approaching, Cloud9 IDE announced a series of moves that cement the company's commitment to the development environment and will help to shape Node.js into the mainstream platform of the future, the company is claiming.
The community blog, known as Nodebits.org, will be edited by Tim Caswell, a prominent Node.js community member who is well-known for his howtonode.org blog. Cloud9 brought Caswell in-house to help the company in its efforts to further build the Node community and make it more accessible to new members.
In a Jan. 23 blog post, Ruben Daniels, CEO of Cloud9 IDE Inc., said:
""Beside howtonode, there is no frequently updated community website. No reliable source for news and in-depth articles about Node.js. So, today we officially launch Nodebits.org. Nodebits is a community blog, edited by Tim, which includes high-quality articles and tutorials about Node.js applications and libraries. The code examples presented can be tested and played with by loading them into Cloud9 with just a single click. Nothing to download and no compilation required.""
In addition, Daniels said there is no single source of comprehensive Node.js documentation, and most of the documentation that is available is incomplete or of insufficient quality.
Meanwhile, developers seeking help in becoming better Node.js programmers can sign up at training.c9.io.
Node Summit runs Jan. 24-25 in San Francisco. The event will feature speakers from companies including Microsoft, Google, VMware, Intel, Mozilla, Yahoo and Joyent. A description of the event reads:
""Node Summit will bring together business leaders and technology experts to discuss Node.js' transformative role in the future of computing. The event will also showcase solutions from a select group of startup companies that are looking towards the future by incorporating Node.js today.""