GoDaddy supports the new Node.js Foundation

Node.js is important to us. It’s helping us replace legacy platforms, becoming an essential part of our infrastructure, and extending our portfolio of website building tools and developer APIs. We’ve seen firsthand how Node.js improves our customers’ websites by increasing our performance four-fold and reducing costs by 10 times over.

For us, Node.js and JavaScript put the power of advanced technology within the reach of every small business owner worldwide.

In fact, we’re such fans of Node.js that we’ve taken it further than making it a critical part of our hosting business. Back in February when my company, Nodejitsu, joined GoDaddy, we joined to help drive forward the company’s participation within open source communities and speed up migration from the traditional hosting infrastructure to Node. Open source isn’t a single event, or gesture: it’s an on-going commitment every step of the way.

So it’s with great enthusiasm I can announce that GoDaddy is now a Gold member of the new Node.js Foundation, an organization that’s bringing together the Node.js and io.js developer communities to accelerate the development and adoption of node. In the foundation’s own words:

“The Node.js Foundation’s mission is to enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of Node.js and other related modules through an open governance model that encourages participation, technical contribution, and a framework for long-term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in Node.js’ success.”

Our membership in the Node.js Foundation highlights our intention to share all the skills, benefits and lessons we’ve learned from using Node.js at our scale with the broader community to help break new ground.

It’s going to be a fun ride.

Charlie Robbins
Charlie is a Director of Engineering at GoDaddy where he is leading convergence around JavaScript and Node.js across several products including Website Builder. Charlie was previously the founder and CEO of Nodejitsu (acquired by GoDaddy in 2015). An open source enthusiast and community builder, he is the author of many popular Node libraries, the creator of the EmpireJS and EmpireNode conferences in New York City, and an advisor to several technology startups. Charlie is a graduate of McGill and holds a Master's degree from Columbia University.