NodeDC Highlight: The State of Node on Windows

By Dane Springmeyer on Jan 16 2012

Tonight I will present on the state of Node.js on the Windows platform at this month's NodeDC meetup. We kick off at 7:00 pm at Stetson's.

Node.js is the high performance javascript engine at the core of MapBox. Six months ago their team announced plans to support Windows with Microsoft's direct help. This was exciting to us because it meant TileMill, our open source map design studio, could also potentially support Windows. In November when the first release of Node landed that included Windows support, we started scoping out what a TileMill port to Windows might look like. As you can see from Friday's launch of Mapbox.com/Windows, it looks hot.

At tonight's meetup I will talk about how to get started with Node on Windows, gotchas, and what to watch for in the future. Please RSVP if you can make it. You can also sign up for updates about TileMill on Windows as we get closer to launch.

The NodeDC meetups are held once a month and are open to everyone, with people of all levels of node.js and programming expertise welcome. Check out nodedc.github.com for more details, and follow @NodeDC on Twitter for updates.

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