Big News on Day #3 of OS Bridge

Microsoft announced today that they’ll be supporting an effort to get Node.js working on Windows. Mary Foley picked it up quick, but also so did Node creator Ryan Dhal. This, being the explosion of support for Node.js, is excellent news. This further enables JavaScript for the whole stack, on any operating system stack. Getting a good solid, stable, and supported version on Windows will enable some serious performance on that platform. Up until the release of the support, Node.js is primarily limited to Windows via software called CYGWIN, which emulates (or runs on?) Windows and simulates a Unix/Linux Environment.

I’ll have more information regarding Node.js, Node Package Manager, and the whole suite of packages to get started with Node Development over the next couple of days. So stay tuned if you’re interested in getting started!