December 16, 2014

Docker for Metrics, Sails.js @ NodeJS Meetup

60+ of us met at One Eleven Richmond for 3 presentations and chatting

Using Docker for Metrics Dashboards during development

Mario from 360 incentives put up a blog post expanding on his presentation here

Story time

One time a cache busting mechanism failed, causing 100s of people to not be angle to finish an online course. Unit tests did not pick this up. How to check business value is being delivered? Use metrics!

Metrics are like a long running acceptance test

Use Metrics in Development

How to do

Docker makes it easy to run the same operational infrastructure (logging, aggregation, dashboards) in production and on every dev’s machine. Then everyone gets visual feedback in the form of graphs faster

Docker Features

BTW, 360 Incentives is 11th fastest growing tech company in Canada. Neato!

Sails.js intro

Lee from OpenCare introduced sails.js


AudienceView transitions to Node.js

I had a hard time keeping up with this presentation. Geoff Wells and Corey discussed how they are transitioning their existing, successful product to Node.js.

Why Node?

Some things built during the transition


Helpful things

Some decisions made very early on in developing the backend of the product are proving very helpful during the transition

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