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Introducing Elastic's OpenTelemetry Distribution for Node.js

We are delighted to announce the alpha release of the Elastic OpenTelemetry Distribution for Node.js. This distribution is a light wrapper around the OpenTelemetry Node.js SDK that makes it easier to get started using OpenTelemetry to observe your Node.js applications.

Measuring Node.js Performance in Production with Performance Hooks

In the first part of this series, we toured performance APIs in Node.js. We discussed the capabilities of APIs and how they can diagnose slowdowns or network issues in your Node application. Now, in this concluding segment, we will embark on a practical journey, applying these performance hooks in a real-world scenario. You will understand how to effectively use these tools to monitor and enhance your application's performance. Let's dive in and see these concepts in action!

NodeJS Instrumentation with the Lumigo OTLP endpoint

As software systems become more complex, navigating their inner workings has become increasingly difficult due to the evolution of more advanced architectures. While distributed systems, such as microservices and cloud-native architectures, offer benefits in scalability and agility, they also make it more challenging to pinpoint and resolve system issues. Traditional methods for tracking errors are often insufficient in these multifaceted environments.

Schedule Cron Jobs in Node.js with Node-Cron

Cron jobs are tasks set to run by themselves at certain times or intervals. They help with doing repetitive tasks automatically, like backing up data, sending emails, and updating systems. In Node.js, cron jobs can make tasks in applications run by themselves, making things more efficient and reliable. Node.js gives a good way to set these tasks through different libraries and tools.

Aiven workshop: Search and aggregations made easy with OpenSearch and NodeJS

In this session you'll learn how to interact with the OpenSearch cluster with the help of OpenSearch NodeJS client - create an index, add documents, search and aggregate data. At the end we’ll visualise results with OpenSearch Dashboards and sink the data from Apache Kafka. Prerequisites: During the workshop you’ll create an Aiven account using the free trial.

An Introduction to Profiling in Node.js

CPU-bound tasks can grind your Node.js applications to a standstill, frustrating users and driving them away. You must master the art of profiling your application to pinpoint bottlenecks, and implement effective strategies to resolve any issues. In this guide, we'll explore various techniques to help you identify and fix the root causes of your Node.js performance issues. Let's get started!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Web App with Node.js

Node.js, a prominent technology in web app programming, boasts a notable standing in the realm of software development. Originating as a key tool for frontend web development, it has expanded its reach as a significant cross-platform mobile development technology. It serves as the foundational technology for several platforms like Apache Cordova/PhoneGap, React Native, NativeScript, and Appcelerator Titanium.

Deploy a Node app on AWS EC2 Linux

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a vast ecosystem of products that make DevOps an absolute dream. Products like AWS Elastic Beanstalk have ready-made services for autoscaling, deployment, and logging (to name a few). However, teams may prefer to take a barebones approach and build incrementally - in which case AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) would be the preferred option.