Node.js does not always have the right libraries for Xml operations. When such libraries exist they are not always cross platform (read: work on windows). I've just published xml-crypto, the first xml digital signature library for node.
Recently, an anonymous poster tried to "slay" Microsoft for their Windows Phone platform shortcomings, but did he have his facts straight? Check out this comprehensive list that sets the record straight on 121 Windows Phone features (or lack thereof).
Its really not that hard; you just need someone to take a breath and plan. The part of monitoring that sucks is the human part, and since your app will not tell people when its up and down, you need a person to think about that for you.
Last month I was privileged to present a webinar hosted by the ITMPI on the topic of managing technical debt. The presentation discussed the technical debt metaphor from its inception in 1992 when Ward Cunningham coined it to where it is today.