says Mike Dolan, Vice President of Strategic Programs, the Linux Foundation.
Creators on both sides came to a preliminary consensus on consolidation plans.This move is supposed to engage both organizations in a tighter integration, enabling providing better support to the community, as well as a greater scope of JS projects. Said merge was discussed by the foundations’ managers and so far, raises mostly positive and anticipating reactions among programmers.
The reception of this announcement is positive among developers, as such a move will most probably make working on projects more efficient and user/customer/developer-friendly.
What is the purpose and what does it mean for the community?
So far, JS environment seemed to fall behind Node.js and the merger could flatten the inequalities for the sake of better efficiency. Although laconic and brief, the news caused enthusiastic feedback among JS users, who so far needed various tools in order to benefit from numerous novelties – the integration should bring an end to such inconveniences, resulting in more compelling work. To some extent, this junction might serve a highly demanded role of the Ockham Blade, reducing redundant tools to a necessary minimum and, consequently, increasing productivity.
The announced plans may lead to extensive benefits for the community, which could in the future translate into measurable gains for companies developing in JS, leading to better efficiency of conducted projects. Node.js is known for its remarkable ability to handle a great scale of projects, as it is used by such giants as Uber, Netflix, Twitter, and 9gag. A recent addition to Node.js enabled multithreading, which is also beneficial for the technology development. Current plans could significantly increase Node’s popularity, which may mean the right time to expand existing projects into bigger endeavors. As far as we can tell now, the community and the market will gladly welcome the discussed merge, as it could speed up the development, enable new features, and give a broader, more efficient support.