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Extending Node Development with Jaggery Framework

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Extending Node Development with Jaggery Framework

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By itself, Node is not a complete web application development platform and only delivers half a solution. To create business applications, developers must add node modules to persist information (e.g. jQuery), create HTML views (e.g. Jade.js), model views (e.g. Ember.js, SproutCore), RESTFul services (e.g. ActiveJS, Backbone,js).
Node is the equivalent to Apache Tomcat, a good foundation that is extended by development teams into a full-featured, feature-complete application platform.  Node [1] is designed to write multi-purpose high performing asynchronous servers. Node is deployed as a thin framework on top of V8 [2].
WSO2 Jaggery does not directly compete with Node.  Currently, WSO2 Jaggery runs on top of our carbon (Tomcat-based) server within a Rhino [3] Javascript runtime, and we have plans to port Jaggery over to Node and support teams desiring to take advantage of Node’s all JavaScript composition.
Developer choice is supported in WSO2 Jaggery, and team members are free to add-in their favorite server-side JavaScript framework.  Jaggery delivers a pure JavaScript development experience.  Jaggery’s environment enables developers to write all application components in JavaScript; reducing the impedance mismatch across different application stack layers and unifying the front-end to back-end to data developer experience.
WSO2 Jaggery currently extends basic asynch servers (e.g. Node.js, Tomcat) to deliver:
  1. Native support for web application development without requiring additional JS Frameworks
  2. Compatible with your favorite JS frameworks
  3. Built-in APIs for database access, file storage, email, JSON, web services, XML, and AtomPub
  4. Support for easy creation of REST applications/apis
  5. Low latency integration with Java code
  6. High performance
  7. Familiar Java server monitoring and management
If these features are important to your project, I encourage you to evaluate WSO2 Jaggery

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