Release the Kraken: A Story of Node.js in the Enterprise

Happy New Year, Austin JavaScriptorians! Hopefully you're enjoying your 2014 SO MUCH you've already broken those pesky resolutions you made a couple of weeks ago.

We're kicking the new year off with an exciting talk from our friends at PayPal called "Release the Kraken: A Story of Node.js in the Enterprise." Jeff Harrell and Erik Toth will tell us how PayPal revitalized its tech stack by moving from Java, JSP, and proprietary solutions to a Node.js web application stack with dust.js templating. Developer agility was the primary motivation, but along the way they had to take on enterprise culture and teach people that JavaScript is no longer a "toy," but a powerful tool to wield. We'll also take a look at PayPal's web app framework, Kraken.

Meetup details
LOCATION Frog Design (101 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 2nd Floor)
(Check back here or on Twitter for updates.)

Afterwards, the discussion carries on at The Gingerman Austin (301 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701).


Jeff Harrell

Jeff Harrell

Director of Engineering at PayPal

Erik Toth

Erik Toth

Principal Software Engineer AT PayPal


Austin JavaScript is sponsored this month by RetailMeNot. Please thank them for their gracious gifts of pizza and drinks and for their support of the local JavaScript community.

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