Evan's Blog

Travis-CI is raising money. Give them Money!


Travis CI is raising money to keep their free community continues integration server up and running. This is an awesome service which I use…

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012

Unicorns in Node or When does the cluster module mater?

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At work the other day, an engineer most familiar with Ruby asked "What is the equivalent to Unicorn in Node?". Unicorn is a great…

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012

nodeChecker update: now with SSH and Sockets!

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The nodeCheker project which I spoke about a few months ago got an update today. Now you can execute arbitrary SSH commands to other…

Monday, Jan 30, 2012

Unicorns & Web Servers

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At ModCloth, our website uses the Ruby on Rails framework, and we use the unicorn web server. When deploying code via Capistrano, we have a…

Friday, Jan 27, 2012

node.js running on a Phidgets SBC2 board!

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After almost 15 hours or compile-try-fail-repeat, I’ve figured out the formula for compiling nodeJS on a Phidget SBC2 board!

Monday, Jan 16, 2012

Running node on a Phidget Board


My last post was about creating a generic npm package to talk to a phidget board. This post is about compiling nodeJS to run on a phidget board

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012

On NodeJS and Phidgets

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For those of you who don’t know what Phidgets are, they are small robotic prototyping boards which can handle (binary) input and output…

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012



David Padilla of Crowd Interactive recently realized he was on this recruiting site called GitHire. They use algorithms to inspect your…

Saturday, Jan 14, 2012

Announcing ActionHero.js

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I am working on a nodeJS framework! It’s out in beta RIGHT NOW. I would love some feedback.

Friday, Dec 23, 2011

NodeChecker — Big Board Dashboarding

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At ModCloth, our Ops team wanted to have a real time dashboard of important site information so they could know ASAP if something was wrong…

Sunday, Dec 11, 2011