How Intel uses Node.js?

Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, a software engineering director in the Intel, share Intel's experience about using Node.js
11 August

Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, a software engineering director in the Intel, leads a team of highly skilled performance engineers and compiler experts for optimizing runtimes for the most popular scripting languages used in the cloud, including Python, Node.js, and PHP. The Intel Software and Services Group works closely with developers to gain insight, enhance innovation and offer the best possible performance, uptime, and efficiency.

In this video, Monica shares that a primary focus area for her team is to understand the needs the market has for optimizing Intel’s multi-processors through these scripting languages. Monica and her team connect with customers who are using the languages and uncover their specific obstacles and the processes taken to overcome them. In this conversation, Monica describes the solid growth of Node.js as a tool in both the front and back end. She also explains how Node.js has helped companies increase their productivity and accelerate time to market.

The discussion also covers Intel’s overall investment in the open source industry and the organization’s specific contributions to Node.js, including those with V8, Node.js core, the Outreachy Mentor Program, and other diversity efforts.

What is Truffle?

Small introduction to the most popular Ethereum development framework
11 December

Truffle is a development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for Ethereum, aiming to make life as an Ethereum developer easier. 

According to the developers, these are main features: 

  • BUILT-IN SMART CONTRACT COMPILATION, LINKING, DEPLOYMENT AND BINARY MANAGEMENT
    • Truffle takes care of managing your contract artifacts so you don’t have to. Includes support for custom deployments, library linking and complex Ethereum applications.
  • AUTOMATED CONTRACT TESTING FOR RAPID DEVELOPMENT
    • Bring your dapp development to the 21st century. Write automated tests for your contracts in both JavaScript and Solidity, and get your contracts developed quickly.
  • SCRIPTABLE DEPLOYMENT & MIGRATIONS FRAMEWORK
    • Write simple, manageable deployment scripts that acknowledge your application will change over time. Foster your dapp’s evolution and ensure you can maintain your contracts far into the future.
  • NETWORK MANAGEMENT FOR DEPLOYING TO BOTH PUBLIC & PRIVATE NETWORKS
    • Don’t manage network artifacts ever again. Let Truffle do it for you, and put your focus on dapp development where it belongs.
  • ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF EXTERNAL PACKAGES
    • Pull in hundreds of smart contract dependencies from NPM and EthPM to have your code stand on the shoulders of giants.
  • INTERACTIVE CONSOLE FOR DIRECT CONTRACT COMMUNICATION
    • Use Truffle to save time and talk to your contracts via an interactive console, which includes access to all your built contracts and all available Truffle commands.
  • EXTERNAL SCRIPT RUNNER THAT EXECUTES SCRIPTS WITHIN A TRUFFLE ENVIRONMENT
    • Use Truffle to bootstrap your contracts and run a network-aware script, without hassle.
  • BUILT FOR SPEED
    • Whether you’re compiling contracts or running unit tests, Truffle includes clever optimizations to ensure you only compile what you have to and your tests run as quickly as possible. When used along with Ganache, you can develop your dapps quickly and get real code deployed, fast.

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