If your brain ticks the way mine does, you’re always interested in and fascinated by new technologies, but NOT for technology sake. For me technology has to fulfill a higher purpose, which means that it must make sense to build products with it that rock!
For a long time I’ve been hesitant to build a full scale application with node.js, even if there’s much buzz about it for quite a while. But this hesitation has come to an end with sails.js!
The idea behind this “Realtime MVC Framework for Node.js” is just awesome – at least for me, who’s coming from a long background of OOP PHP development. If you’ve ever worked with frameworks like CodeIgniter or Zend, you’ll feel immediately familiar with sails: you’ll find a file structure that is self explaining and can just start coding as if you’ve never done something different than node.js programming before. It’s just that cool!
If you’re still not convinced, feed your brain with a couple of these fantastic tutorials from Irl Nathan – in his youtube videos he guides you all through the development of a professional application step by step, from installation to the programming of realtime updates.
Go, give it a whirl!