Bloomberg at NodeConf EU 2019
Our Commitment to Open Source
At Bloomberg, we <3 open source. This might come as a shocker to those who view Bloomberg solely as a giant financial news company. Truth is, we’re a tech company. Surprise!
We’ve run every major version of Node.js in production since v0.8 and the upgrade process is so much simpler now. Switching to Node.js for that first web app was the right choice for us. We’re now using Node.js for more important projects, including bloomberg.com, our flagship media site.
We use it for desktop application development, web apps, networking tools, and back-end services.
To summarize, we currently:
- Use Node.js, Chromium, and V8 throughout the organization, and actively contribute to both V8 and Chromium, sponsoring such features as async / await and BigInt.
NodeConf EU 2019 Sponsorship and TypeScript Workshop
A couple of us will be hosting a TypeScript Workshop at NodeConf EU 2019 on Wednesday, November 13th from 14:00 to 15:30 (“How to Add Two Numbers in TypeScript”). Developers with any levels of TypeScript experience are welcome. We designed the exercises with a wide variety of experience levels in mind. Attendees should be able to go through the exercises with our step-by-step instructions. There are jumping-off points for those who are looking for more difficult challenges. We will also be available to help out those with questions. TypeScript’s typing system is actually “Turing Complete”. We’ll get to see that by the end of the workshop by using it for some basic arithmetic! We hope you share our enthusiasm for these terrific technologies and hope to see you there.
– Albert Lash
A huge thank you for all the help and input to put this article together:
- Neil Kakkar
- Robert Pamely
- Joseph Mordetsky
- Jason Williams
- Robert Palmer
- Andrew Paprocki
- Chaim Haas
- Kevin P. Fleming