Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

The Evolution of a Node.js Service

Gergely Németh (GoDaddy)
11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Web services and APIs
Location: 210 D/H Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Case study, Developer Experience Track: Tools, Platforms, and Techniques, Technical

Who is this presentation for?

CTOs, Engineering managers, software developers

Prerequisite knowledge

* basic understanding of continuous delivery * basic understanding of node.js

What you'll learn

* learn to experiment and fail fast * how they can use their PoC as the base of a new product * what are the pitfalls to avoid when doing so


The story of how a proof-of-concept implementation of a Node.js application gets mature, starts earning revenue and gets scaled to millions of customers.

At GoDaddy, most of the new software solutions are built using Node.js. The company also loves trying out not just new technologies, but business ideas as well. To help the business decide what is worth building, one of the fastest way of learning is to build proof of concept applications, and see what you customers think. Do they buy more?

If they do, it is time to put more effort into the idea, and form a new team around it, which makes it more stable or builds new features.

This is the story of one of these successful PoC application matured into a prospering product.

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Gergely Németh


Software engineer, architect, conference speaker, focused on Node.js and its ecosystem. Loves a good cup of coffee.

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