So we've been busy building projects with Node and MongoDB, releasing open source components to enhance them, and blogging up a storm about it. Here are some of our recent offerings:
stagecoach helps you deploy Node and MongoDB projects to your existing servers. Wile Nodejitsu and Heroku offer dedicated Node hosting options that are well worth checking out, Stagecoach is a good choice for those who already have system administration skills and would like to leverage inexpensive VPS hosting or just host an app on a private server.
mongoose-uniqueslugs helps create good "slugs" for blog posts, photo collections, and most anything else that might need a URL of its own. This lets us point to articles with URLs like /posts/welcome-aboard, rather than using cryptic IDs. If a second post titled "Welcome Aboard" is added, the "slug" for the new post is automatically adjusted to be distinct from the first post. Our offering is a plugin for mongoose, an object-oriented wrapper for MongoDB created by the smart folks at LearnBoost. Naturally mongoose-uniqueslugs can be installed with npm, the official package manager for Node.
Our new enthusiasm for Node is partly due to the recent Node Philly conference. We're excited to be a part of the growing Node developer community in Philadelphia.