Dev of the Week: Nuno Job
- Nano: A Minimalistic CouchDB Client for Node.js
- The Glue to Bind CouchDB and Node.js
- Using Nock and TAP for Mock Testing CouchDB in node.js
Thanks for talking to us! What have you been working on lately?
Lately I have been investigating two technologies: Docker and LevelDB. I have blogged some of my findings, too. I've also done some Arduino stuff, and I recently got a new set of tinyduinos (whoooo).
You write extensively about Node.js and you are the founder of a Node.js consulting firm. Could you speak a little bit about what interests you the most about Node.js?
Node.js is a very fast prototyping environment, plus it holds well at scale. You write it once, and run it: simple and no frills. The batteries-not-included approach ensures that the core is easy to grasp and fully understand, and the rich ecosystem in NPM complements the core and gives you lots of choices for building your programs. If your programs talk to the network and you love to build things in a service-first approach, Node is the ideal language.
Are there any particular developer tools or resources you couldn't live without?
iTerm2, Textmate (Textmate2 is currently very buggy), and Chrome.
Do you have a favorite open source project (or projects) that you've contributed to recently?
Docker from dotCloud.
Do you follow any blogs or Twitter feeds that you would recommend to developers?
I follow the right people on Twitter. Since Google Reader went away I lost the habit of checking feeds.
Did you have a coding first love -- a particular program, gadget, game, or language that set you on the path to life as a developer?
Probably Flashback, I remember that's when I started looking at .dat files and wondering what was happening to make the game work on the screen.
Anything else you'd like to mention?
Lots of fun things happening: if you are in London feel free to drop by The Great British Node Conference. Hardware hacking with Node is amazing and you should attend RobotsConf if you can. I was at the same venue for JSConf, and honestly if I weren't busy waiting for my first born child I would attend RobotsConf.