In a recent interview with Red Hatter Mike Peich, the VP commented that, whilst the company remains loyal to its Java roots, looking to the future, it’s increasingly investing in Node.js.
As Peich noted at the Red Hat Forum UKI last month, Node is the fastest growing alternative / complement to Java in the enterprise application space, so it’s no surprise that large companies are clamouring to get on board. Another heavy hitter riding the Node.js bandwagon is Oracle, who have announced that Node.js IDE support for NetBeans 8.1 will be a “top priority.”
Here’s a quick demo of how these features can be harnessed to create, run, and debug a Node.js web server on NetBeans in three minutes:
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in test driving, you can download Node.js 8.1 Beta here.