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Why JavaScript and Node.js are ruling the web: Interview with John Papa

JavaScript has emerged as one of the most popular programming languages in the world, reigning at #1 on GitHub in terms of pull requests in 2017. The language plays a major role on the web and because of its ease of use and speed, more developers are starting to use JavaScript on the backend via...

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How to deploy a production-ready Node.js HA Stack on Azure

In our effort to bring the benefits of pre-packaged software to enterprise workloads in the cloud, Bitnami has recently started shipping a new generation of apps and infrastructure stacks in the Azure Marketplace that are designed for production use. One such stack is our brand-new Node.js High Availability (HA) Cluster, which you can deploy on...

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Introducing Brady: our resident ninja sloth finds a home on GitHub

Brady is the super fierce mascot for open source solutions running on Microsoft Azure and we’re proud to share that, in true open source spirit, Brady’s designs are available on GitHub for everyone to remix and customize for their favorite technologies. Brady has been circling the globe lately, from its first encounter with a non-ninja...

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Open Source Weekly: Learn more about Microsoft's AI School

Check out the below recap of this week’s open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments. Microsoft AI School: Dive in and learn how to start building intelligence into your solutions with the Microsoft AI platform,...

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Open Source Weekly #4

Did you know that docs.microsoft.com is home to thousands of pages of documentation, from A to X (ASP.NET to Xamarin)? For technical documentation, API reference, code examples, quickstarts, and tutorials for your favorite Microsoft + Open Source scenarios, check out the inventory here. For a sample of these docs, plus open source related community news,...

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Open Source Weekly #3

From announcing a new managed Kubernetes service to hosting Azure OpenDev with some of our favorite open source community leaders, it’s been a busy week. Check out the below recap of this week’s open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let...

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Open Source Weekly #2

This  is our second edition of the Open Source Weekly, a roundup of recent open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. This will be far from an exhaustive list of everything open source going on around the company. After all, we have more than 16,000 people across Microsoft...

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Node.js dev? Learn how to host your apps on Azure

On Wednesday, October 18 at 10am (PST), John Papa, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, will be presenting a live webinar on deploying packaging and deploying Node.js apps and services to Azure App Service on Linux, manually and through a CI/CD system. Register now – it’s free. Every developer knows that moment when your app is...

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Open Source Weekly #1

This is our first edition of the Open Source Weekly, a roundup of recent open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. This will be far from an exhaustive list of everything open source going on around the company. After all, there are more than 16,000 people across Microsoft...

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Microsoft at Node Interactive 2017

Microsoft continues to make investments to ensure that Microsoft Azure is the best cloud for Node.js developers to build and deploy. Recent announcements of Azure App Service on Linux and Azure Web App for Containers, combined with support for Node.js across Azure Functions, Azure Container Service and pre-provisioned VM images, provide developers with a range of...

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