Tag Archives: KrakenJS

Video: Preparing Your NodeJS Application For Scale


Let’s say you’ve built a brand spanking new Node app. The Internets smile upon you and it becomes super popular! Suddenly people all around the world want to use it too. And naturally, some of them might want to abuse it for nefarious reasons (think stolen private data and leaked selfies). Now you’re thinking to yourself: How do I solve these problems?

With a sample Express app and some help from PayPal’s open-sourced KrakenJS suite, we’ll show you how!

Dexter is an application developer at PayPal. When not working on Node-based KrakenJS projects, he’s out rock climbing, diving and building reusable UI components and widgets, often at the same time.

Laurence is a PayPal engineer on the SWAT team, and enjoys moving up and down the stack. His core interests lies in security and distributed systems, and enjoys looking at performance data to make things faster.

JSConf.Asia is the JavaScript, web and mobile developer conference for Asia. Amara Sanctuary, Singapore – 20 + 21 November 2014.

Source: http://2014.jsconf.asia/#speakers

Supercharging Node with Kraken


Scaling Node applications from prototyping stacks to production can be very difficult as there is a big lack of conventions and best practices that work across companies and even communities. In this talk Tim will be showcasing his favourite 4 modules of KrakenJS – a thin convention layer on top of Express – which helped PayPal pushing out Node apps. Learn some key findings that PayPal made when working on Node and how we structured the introduction of it into our existing infrastructure. Being more efficient, needing less people working on projects and being way more responsive than classical apps Node and Kraken have become PayPal’s favourite stack.