Like all good things, NodeConfEU 2016 has come to an end. Without a doubt, this year’s conference has been the biggest, most engaging conference we have ever hosted.

Now in its fourth season, NodeConfEU has come far. With a touch of luxury and a pinch of quintessentially Irish hospitality (and working Wifi) we feel NodeConfEU has matured nicely into something the whole community can be proud of.

“If you create a fun and engaging space filled with really interesting people,

magic can happen”

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October is a pivotal month in the Node.js release cycle. With a new major version, as well as a new Long Term Support (LTS) release line, no other calendar month brings as much change to the Node.js ecosystem as October. This blog post examines the state of the various release lines as we move through October 2016. The following image is a visual representation of the LTS schedule and can be referenced throughout the remainder of the post.

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I recently came across a LinkedIn article about emerging technology hubs in the US that are luring startups to locations outside Silicon Valley. The article resonated with me as my company is located in its own micro-hub in a different part of the world.

The fantastic reality of modern software development is that those who are at the cutting edge – in the microservices and Node.js worlds, for example – are not necessarily based in trendy high-rise glass buildings in any city, anywhere in the world. nearForm is headquartered in Tramore, County Waterford, a stunningly beautiful seaside town on Ireland’s ancient east coastline. Not a high-rise building in sight!

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Node.js Bootcamp

nearForm is pleased to announce the first talk in its Node.js Bootcamp series, which will center on modules. Industry experts David Mark Clements and Luca Maraschi will host this live talk on Wednesday June 29 at 16:00 BST and 11:00 EST.

 

Luca and David will demonstrate the best ways to use modules when creating enterprise and OSS stacks. They will explain how the Node.js module system works and will show you how to write your own modules. During the session, you can expect expert advice, live coding and insightful discussion around the evolution of JavaScript and Node.js modularity.

 

David Mark Clements and Luca Maraschi are both members of nearForm’s Tiger team, the expert training, consultancy and tooling arm of nearForm. David is the author of the hugely popular Node Cookbook. This book is now in its second edition, with a third on its way. Luca is also extremely active in the Node.js community and supports the post-mortem working group.

Register now for this highly interactive live talk. To register, just follow the link: Here.

There was a full house at the beautiful surroundings of The Barbican Centre on May 10, 2016. NodeConf London welcomed 250 attendees for a day of hugely insightful talks by developers and tech leaders from all backgrounds. Take a look at the video of the day’s highlights:

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The annual NodeConf EU is one of nearForm’s great success stories. Now we’re bringing that history of success and excellence to London. I’m very excited to announce that the inaugural NodeConf London event takes place in the iconic Barbican Centre on Wednesday May 11, 2016. Tickets cost £200 and are available now. 

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