x2node’s creator, Lev Gimelfarb, presented an excellent TechTalk last night at Boyle Software’s NYC headquarters. Lev gave a high-level overview of X2 – pronounced “Times Two” – and provided a demo of the brand new Node.js-based framework in action.
Reminding me slightly of early Java web applications that existed before Apache Struts came along, similarly, Node,js applications developed by different teams and developers can vary widely in terms of structure and style.
From wildly different index.js files to custom express() and mvc patterns it can be difficult moving from one project to another and learning the new style imposed.
Boyle Software’s next TechTalk, scheduled for the evening of Monday, June 19th, will feature Lev Gimelfarb discussing his newest creation: the X2 Framework for Node.js. Released to the open source community in May, X2 is a modern framework suiting modern needs. Lev will take us through his thinking behind X2 as well as giving us a peek under the hood.
We are ecstatic to announce the arrival of our newest product: the X2 Framework for Node.js! Designed and developed in-house by our VP of R&D, Lev Gimelfarb, X2 is a collection of modules published with NPM and designed to provide a complete toolset for creating back-end applications that expose RESTful APIs and are backed with a SQL database.
It was completely unexpected. Out-of-the-blue I was asked today by one of my co-workers to write a blog post. I thought hard about which new front-end development tools I have been using lately, but couldn’t think of anything that had had a significant impact on my professional life recently. Then I looked at today’s date and I realized that it is my 20-year anniversary here at Boyle Software. These twenty years certainly had a significant impact on my life…
I was always a bit skeptical of the whole Cloud IDE thing, that was until recently when I gave Cloud9 a shot. I must admit, I was surprised when I read the Engineering Orientation wiki page for one of our clients, Vroom.com, as it suggested I create a Cloud9 IDE account as part of my project setup. What??
I figured I’d give it a try…
Efficiently parsing SQL query result sets into the hierarchical data structures with which applications normally operate has been a problem for quite a long time. Numerous attempts have been made over what feels like the ages to solve the problem, the essence of which is that the strictly two-dimensional grid nature of what’s returned by a SQL SELECT query – those rows and columns – map very poorly to the tree. More generally speaking, they don’t suit the graph-like data structures utilized by modern applications to model the world. Continue reading