avril14th: Hi. I've been developing apps with Rails for many years and have dabbled with BackboneJS occasionally. The time has come to start jazzing up our prototype web app and make it far more asynchronous. I've been advised that node.js may be the way to go but having never used it I'm looking for some introductory reading. Are their frameworks to node.js like Rails is to Ruby? Does the node.js app replace the Rails fronte
herbst: Thanks, that looks interesting and may be suitable. I'd prefer not to rebuild the entire frontend, it's a pretty large application. I guess that another reason I was interested is that I've recently interviewed with a couple of startups in London that seem to be doing well and they have both gone Rails backend and node frontend and really I don't understand why they've split it out like this, so wanted to look into it
ddv avril14th thanks for input, I'll keep looking into it and maybe fiddle with a "hello world" or 2
Thanks pontiki. The more I think about it, I expect the reason that at least one of these startups chose node.js for a frontend is due to the large amounts of traffic and it looks as though node.js is good at handling large numbers of requests. Having done some reading, I see that node.js is just a tool to run JS outside of the browser.
workmad3: No. Well, it wasn't supposed to be. I was just a bit concerned that I've interviewed with 2 startups in London recently and despite being a seasoned Rails developer (and them advertising for Rails developers) they've both failed me on "Yeah we have a node frontend and we need someone that knows node inside out" and just trying to see if anyone has any use cases etc so that I can understand more.