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Alternatives to Discourse

Disqus, Flarum, Discord, Slack, and JavaScript are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Discourse.
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What is Discourse and what are its top alternatives?

Discourse is a simple, flat forum, where replies flow down the page in a line. Replies are attached to the bottom and top of each post, so you can optionally expand the context of the conversation – without breaking your flow.
Discourse is a tool in the Forums category of a tech stack.
Discourse is an open source tool with 40.7K GitHub stars and 8.2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Discourse's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Discourse

  • Disqus
    Disqus

    Disqus looks to make it very easy and rewarding for people to interact on websites using its system. Commenters can build reputation and carry their contributions from one website to the next. ...

  • Flarum
    Flarum

    Flarum is the next-generation forum software that makes online discussion fun. It's simple, fast, and free. ...

  • Discord
    Discord

    Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover. ...

  • Slack
    Slack

    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together. ...

  • JavaScript
    JavaScript

    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles. ...

  • Git
    Git

    Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. ...

  • GitHub
    GitHub

    GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. ...

  • Python
    Python

    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best. ...

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Disqus

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Elevating the discussion, anywhere on the web.
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PROS OF DISQUS
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    Sign-up not required
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    Wordpress integration
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    Replies
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    Up votes
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    Threaded discussion
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    Easy ghost integration
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    Tumblr Integration
CONS OF DISQUS
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    Ads
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    Poor support
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    Bugs with migration tool

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Dale Ross
Independent Contractor at Self Employed · | 22 upvotes · 1.5M views

I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

Todo * Set up redirects for all posts on blogger. The URI format is different so a complete redirect wouldn't work. Although, there may be something in Jekyll that could manage the redirects. I did notice the old URLs were stored in the front matter. I'm working on a command-line Ruby gem for the current plan. * I did find some of the lost WordPress posts on archive.org that I downloaded with the waybackmachinedownloader. I think I might write an importer for that. * I still have a few Disqus comment threads to map

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Niall Geoghegan
at experiential psychotherapy institute · | 8 upvotes · 85.6K views

I created a Squarespace website with multiple blog pages. I discovered that the native Squarespace commenting tool is not currently capable of letting people subscribe to my blog pages if they are using Google Chrome or Safari! I then discovered that Disqus email verification doesn't work with Yahoo Mail. I also hate that there's no way to turn off that email verification (which I don't need since I moderate all comments anyway). So I want to use a different commenting system. I've read some good things about Commento. Three questions: (1) will it work on a Squarespace site? (I'll pay a developer to integrate it for me) (2) Does it have its own issues/elements that don't work smoothly, similar to the other two? (3) Is there another plugin I should be considering for my Squarespace site?

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Flarum

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Delightfully simple open-source forum software
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PROS OF FLARUM
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    Elegant
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    UX
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CONS OF FLARUM
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Discord

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    All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone
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    PROS OF DISCORD
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      Unlimited Users
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      Easy to use
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      Voice Chat
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      Fast and easy set-ups and connections
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      Clean UI
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      Mobile Friendly
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      Free
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      Android App
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      Mention system
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      Customizable notifications on per channel basis
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      Customizable ranks/permissions
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      IOS app
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      Good code embedding
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      Vast Webhook Support
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      Dark mode
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      Easy context switching between work and home
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      Roles
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      Great Communities
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      Very Resource Friendly
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      Easy to develop for
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      Great Customer Support
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      Bot control
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      Video Call Conference
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      Video call meeting
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      Able to hold 99 people in one call
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      Sharing screen layer
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      Easy
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      Great browser experience
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      Shares screen with other member
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      Easy Server Setup and joining system
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      Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
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      Easy to code bots for
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      Easily set up custom emoji
    CONS OF DISCORD
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      Not as many integrations as Slack
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      For gamers
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      Limited file size
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      Sends data to US Gov
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      For everyone
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      Undescriptive in global ban reasons
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      Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
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      Unsupportive Support
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      High memory and CPU footprint

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    Josh Dzielak
    Co-Founder & CTO at Orbit · | 19 upvotes · 429K views

    Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

    I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

    It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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    From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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    Slack

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      Excellent interface on multiple platforms
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      Free
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      Mobile friendly
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      People really enjoy using it
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      Great integrations
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      Flexible notification preferences
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      Unlimited users
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      Strong search and data archiving
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      Multi domain switching support
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      Easy to use
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      Beautiful
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      Hubot support
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      Unread/read control
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      Slackbot
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      Permalink for each messages
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      Text snippet with highlighting
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      Quote message easily
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      Per-room notification
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      Awesome integration support
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      IRC gateway
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      Star for each message / attached files
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      Good communication within a team
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      Dropbox Integration
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      Jira Integration
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      Slick, search is great
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      New Relic Integration
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      Great communication tool
    • 8
      Asana Integration
    • 8
      Combine All Services Quickly
    • 7
      Awesomeness
    • 7
      This tool understands developers
    • 7
      Google Drive Integration
    • 7
      XMPP gateway
    • 6
      Replaces email
    • 6
      Twitter Integration
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      Google Docs Integration
    • 6
      BitBucket integration
    • 5
      GREAT Customer Support / Quick Response to Feedback
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      Jenkins Integration
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      Guest and Restricted user control
    • 4
      Gathers all my communications in one place
    • 4
      Clean UI
    • 4
      GitHub integration
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      Excellent multi platform internal communication tool
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      Mention list view
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      Perfect implementation of chat + integrations
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      Android app
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      Visual Studio Integration
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      Easy to start working with
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      Easy
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      Easy to add a reaction
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      Timely while non intrusive
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      Great on-boarding
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      Threaded chat
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      Eases collaboration for geographically dispersed teams
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      Message Actions
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      Simplicity
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      So much better than email
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      It's basically an improved (although closed) IRC
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      Great Channel Customization
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      Great interface
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      Intuitive, easy to use, great integrations
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      Markdown
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      API
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      Easy remote communication
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      Get less busy
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      Targetprocess integration
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      Better User Experience
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      Multi work-space support
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      Travis CI integration
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      It's the coolest IM ever
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      Dev communication Made Easy
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      Community
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      Integrates with just about everything
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      Great API
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      Very customizable
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      Great Support Team
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      Flexible and Accessible
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      Finally with terrible "threading"—I miss Flowdock
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      Archive Importing
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      Complete with plenty of Electron BLOAT
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      Watch
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      I was 666 star :D
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      Easy to useL
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    CONS OF SLACK
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      Can be distracting depending on how you use it
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      Requires some management for large teams
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      Limit messages history
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      Too expensive
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      You don't really own your messages
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      Too many notifications by default

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    We're using GitHub for version control as it's an industry standard for version control and our team has plenty of experience using it. We also found many features such as issues and project help us organize. We also really liked the fact that it has the Actions CI platform built in because it allows us to keep more of our development in one place. We chose Slack as our main communication platform because it allows us to organize our communication streams into various channels for specific topics. Additionally, we really liked the integrations as they allow us to keep a lot of our in formation in one place rather than spread around many different apps.

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    Lucas Litton
    Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 272.8K views

    Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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    JavaScript

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      Lots of great frameworks
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      Fast
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      Light weight
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      Flexible
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      You can't get a device today that doesn't run js
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      Non-blocking i/o
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      Ubiquitousness
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      Expressive
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      Extended functionality to web pages
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      Relatively easy language
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      Executed on the client side
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      Relatively fast to the end user
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      Pure Javascript
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      Functional programming
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      Async
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      Full-stack
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      Setup is easy
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      Future Language of The Web
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      Its everywhere
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      Because I love functions
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      JavaScript is the New PHP
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      Like it or not, JS is part of the web standard
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      Expansive community
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      Everyone use it
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      Can be used in backend, frontend and DB
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      Easy
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      Most Popular Language in the World
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      Powerful
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      Can be used both as frontend and backend as well
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      For the good parts
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      No need to use PHP
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      Easy to hire developers
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      Agile, packages simple to use
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      Love-hate relationship
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      Photoshop has 3 JS runtimes built in
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      Evolution of C
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      It's fun
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      Hard not to use
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      Versitile
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      Its fun and fast
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      Nice
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      Popularized Class-Less Architecture & Lambdas
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      Supports lambdas and closures
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      It let's me use Babel & Typescript
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      Can be used on frontend/backend/Mobile/create PRO Ui
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      1.6K Can be used on frontend/backend
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      Client side JS uses the visitors CPU to save Server Res
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      Easy to make something
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      Clojurescript
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      Promise relationship
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      Stockholm Syndrome
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      Function expressions are useful for callbacks
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      Scope manipulation
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      Everywhere
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      Client processing
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      What to add
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      Because it is so simple and lightweight
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      Only Programming language on browser
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      Test
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      Hard to learn
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      Test2
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      Not the best
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      Easy to understand
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      Subskill #4
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      Easy to learn
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    CONS OF JAVASCRIPT
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      A constant moving target, too much churn
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      Horribly inconsistent
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      Javascript is the New PHP
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      No ability to monitor memory utilitization
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      Shows Zero output in case of ANY error
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    Zach Holman

    Oof. I have truly hated JavaScript for a long time. Like, for over twenty years now. Like, since the Clinton administration. It's always been a nightmare to deal with all of the aspects of that silly language.

    But wowza, things have changed. Tooling is just way, way better. I'm primarily web-oriented, and using React and Apollo together the past few years really opened my eyes to building rich apps. And I deeply apologize for using the phrase rich apps; I don't think I've ever said such Enterprisey words before.

    But yeah, things are different now. I still love Rails, and still use it for a lot of apps I build. But it's that silly rich apps phrase that's the problem. Users have way more comprehensive expectations than they did even five years ago, and the JS community does a good job at building tools and tech that tackle the problems of making heavy, complicated UI and frontend work.

    Obviously there's a lot of things happening here, so just saying "JavaScript isn't terrible" might encompass a huge amount of libraries and frameworks. But if you're like me, yeah, give things another shot- I'm somehow not hating on JavaScript anymore and... gulp... I kinda love it.

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    Conor Myhrvold
    Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 44 upvotes · 10.1M views

    How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

    Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

    Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

    https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

    (GitHub Pages : https://www.jaegertracing.io/, GitHub: https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger)

    Bindings/Operator: Python Java Node.js Go C++ Kubernetes JavaScript OpenShift C# Apache Spark

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    Git

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      Open source
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      Better than svn
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      Great command-line application
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      Simple
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      Free
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      Easy to use
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      Does not require server
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      Distributed
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      Small & Fast
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      Feature based workflow
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      Staging Area
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      Most wide-spread VSC
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      Role-based codelines
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      Disposable Experimentation
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      Frictionless Context Switching
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      Data Assurance
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      Efficient
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      Just awesome
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      Github integration
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      Easy branching and merging
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      Compatible
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      Flexible
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      Possible to lose history and commits
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      Rebase supported natively; reflog; access to plumbing
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      Light
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      Team Integration
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      Fast, scalable, distributed revision control system
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      Easy
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      Flexible, easy, Safe, and fast
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      CLI is great, but the GUI tools are awesome
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      It's what you do
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    CONS OF GIT
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      Hard to learn
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      Inconsistent command line interface
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      Easy to lose uncommitted work
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      Worst documentation ever possibly made
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      Awful merge handling
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      Unexistent preventive security flows
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      Rebase hell
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      Ironically even die-hard supporters screw up badly
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    Simon Reymann
    Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 30 upvotes · 9.3M views

    Our whole DevOps stack consists of the following tools:

    • GitHub (incl. GitHub Pages/Markdown for Documentation, GettingStarted and HowTo's) for collaborative review and code management tool
    • Respectively Git as revision control system
    • SourceTree as Git GUI
    • Visual Studio Code as IDE
    • CircleCI for continuous integration (automatize development process)
    • Prettier / TSLint / ESLint as code linter
    • SonarQube as quality gate
    • Docker as container management (incl. Docker Compose for multi-container application management)
    • VirtualBox for operating system simulation tests
    • Kubernetes as cluster management for docker containers
    • Heroku for deploying in test environments
    • nginx as web server (preferably used as facade server in production environment)
    • SSLMate (using OpenSSL) for certificate management
    • Amazon EC2 (incl. Amazon S3) for deploying in stage (production-like) and production environments
    • PostgreSQL as preferred database system
    • Redis as preferred in-memory database/store (great for caching)

    The main reason we have chosen Kubernetes over Docker Swarm is related to the following artifacts:

    • Key features: Easy and flexible installation, Clear dashboard, Great scaling operations, Monitoring is an integral part, Great load balancing concepts, Monitors the condition and ensures compensation in the event of failure.
    • Applications: An application can be deployed using a combination of pods, deployments, and services (or micro-services).
    • Functionality: Kubernetes as a complex installation and setup process, but it not as limited as Docker Swarm.
    • Monitoring: It supports multiple versions of logging and monitoring when the services are deployed within the cluster (Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK), Heapster/Grafana, Sysdig cloud integration).
    • Scalability: All-in-one framework for distributed systems.
    • Other Benefits: Kubernetes is backed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), huge community among container orchestration tools, it is an open source and modular tool that works with any OS.
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    Tymoteusz Paul
    Devops guy at X20X Development LTD · | 23 upvotes · 8.3M views

    Often enough I have to explain my way of going about setting up a CI/CD pipeline with multiple deployment platforms. Since I am a bit tired of yapping the same every single time, I've decided to write it up and share with the world this way, and send people to read it instead ;). I will explain it on "live-example" of how the Rome got built, basing that current methodology exists only of readme.md and wishes of good luck (as it usually is ;)).

    It always starts with an app, whatever it may be and reading the readmes available while Vagrant and VirtualBox is installing and updating. Following that is the first hurdle to go over - convert all the instruction/scripts into Ansible playbook(s), and only stopping when doing a clear vagrant up or vagrant reload we will have a fully working environment. As our Vagrant environment is now functional, it's time to break it! This is the moment to look for how things can be done better (too rigid/too lose versioning? Sloppy environment setup?) and replace them with the right way to do stuff, one that won't bite us in the backside. This is the point, and the best opportunity, to upcycle the existing way of doing dev environment to produce a proper, production-grade product.

    I should probably digress here for a moment and explain why. I firmly believe that the way you deploy production is the same way you should deploy develop, shy of few debugging-friendly setting. This way you avoid the discrepancy between how production work vs how development works, which almost always causes major pains in the back of the neck, and with use of proper tools should mean no more work for the developers. That's why we start with Vagrant as developer boxes should be as easy as vagrant up, but the meat of our product lies in Ansible which will do meat of the work and can be applied to almost anything: AWS, bare metal, docker, LXC, in open net, behind vpn - you name it.

    We must also give proper consideration to monitoring and logging hoovering at this point. My generic answer here is to grab Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash. While for different use cases there may be better solutions, this one is well battle-tested, performs reasonably and is very easy to scale both vertically (within some limits) and horizontally. Logstash rules are easy to write and are well supported in maintenance through Ansible, which as I've mentioned earlier, are at the very core of things, and creating triggers/reports and alerts based on Elastic and Kibana is generally a breeze, including some quite complex aggregations.

    If we are happy with the state of the Ansible it's time to move on and put all those roles and playbooks to work. Namely, we need something to manage our CI/CD pipelines. For me, the choice is obvious: TeamCity. It's modern, robust and unlike most of the light-weight alternatives, it's transparent. What I mean by that is that it doesn't tell you how to do things, doesn't limit your ways to deploy, or test, or package for that matter. Instead, it provides a developer-friendly and rich playground for your pipelines. You can do most the same with Jenkins, but it has a quite dated look and feel to it, while also missing some key functionality that must be brought in via plugins (like quality REST API which comes built-in with TeamCity). It also comes with all the common-handy plugins like Slack or Apache Maven integration.

    The exact flow between CI and CD varies too greatly from one application to another to describe, so I will outline a few rules that guide me in it: 1. Make build steps as small as possible. This way when something breaks, we know exactly where, without needing to dig and root around. 2. All security credentials besides development environment must be sources from individual Vault instances. Keys to those containers should exist only on the CI/CD box and accessible by a few people (the less the better). This is pretty self-explanatory, as anything besides dev may contain sensitive data and, at times, be public-facing. Because of that appropriate security must be present. TeamCity shines in this department with excellent secrets-management. 3. Every part of the build chain shall consume and produce artifacts. If it creates nothing, it likely shouldn't be its own build. This way if any issue shows up with any environment or version, all developer has to do it is grab appropriate artifacts to reproduce the issue locally. 4. Deployment builds should be directly tied to specific Git branches/tags. This enables much easier tracking of what caused an issue, including automated identifying and tagging the author (nothing like automated regression testing!).

    Speaking of deployments, I generally try to keep it simple but also with a close eye on the wallet. Because of that, I am more than happy with AWS or another cloud provider, but also constantly peeking at the loads and do we get the value of what we are paying for. Often enough the pattern of use is not constantly erratic, but rather has a firm baseline which could be migrated away from the cloud and into bare metal boxes. That is another part where this approach strongly triumphs over the common Docker and CircleCI setup, where you are very much tied in to use cloud providers and getting out is expensive. Here to embrace bare-metal hosting all you need is a help of some container-based self-hosting software, my personal preference is with Proxmox and LXC. Following that all you must write are ansible scripts to manage hardware of Proxmox, similar way as you do for Amazon EC2 (ansible supports both greatly) and you are good to go. One does not exclude another, quite the opposite, as they can live in great synergy and cut your costs dramatically (the heavier your base load, the bigger the savings) while providing production-grade resiliency.

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    I stumbled on Firebase by #Google, and it was really all I needed. It had realtime data, an area for storing file uploads and best of all for the amount of data I needed it was free!

    I built out my application using tools I was familiar with, React for the framework, Redux.js to manage my state across components, and styled-components for the styling.

    Now as this was a project I was just working on in my free time for fun I didn't really want to pay for hosting. I did some research and I found Netlify. I had actually seen them at #ReactRally the year before and deployed a Gatsby site to Netlify already.

    Netlify was very easy to setup and link to my GitHub account you select a repo and pretty much with very little configuration you have a live site that will deploy every time you push to master.

    With the selection of these tools I was able to build out my application, connect it to a realtime database, and deploy to a live environment all with $0 spent.

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    Lead Engineer at StackShare · | 32 upvotes · 2.2M views

    StackShare Feed is built entirely with React, Glamorous, and Apollo. One of our objectives with the public launch of the Feed was to enable a Server-side rendered (SSR) experience for our organic search traffic. When you visit the StackShare Feed, and you aren't logged in, you are delivered the Trending feed experience. We use an in-house Node.js rendering microservice to generate this HTML. This microservice needs to run and serve requests independent of our Rails web app. Up until recently, we had a mono-repo with our Rails and React code living happily together and all served from the same web process. In order to deploy our SSR app into a Heroku environment, we needed to split out our front-end application into a separate repo in GitHub. The driving factor in this decision was mostly due to limitations imposed by Heroku specifically with how processes can't communicate with each other. A new SSR app was created in Heroku and linked directly to the frontend repo so it stays in-sync with changes.

    Related to this, we need a way to "deploy" our frontend changes to various server environments without building & releasing the entire Ruby application. We built a hybrid Amazon S3 Amazon CloudFront solution to host our Webpack bundles. A new CircleCI script builds the bundles and uploads them to S3. The final step in our rollout is to update some keys in Redis so our Rails app knows which bundles to serve. The result of these efforts were significant. Our frontend team now moves independently of our backend team, our build & release process takes only a few minutes, we are now using an edge CDN to serve JS assets, and we have pre-rendered React pages!

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    How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

    Distributed tracing is quickly becoming a must-have component in the tools that organizations use to monitor their complex, microservice-based architectures. At Uber, our open source distributed tracing system Jaeger saw large-scale internal adoption throughout 2016, integrated into hundreds of microservices and now recording thousands of traces every second.

    Here is the story of how we got here, from investigating off-the-shelf solutions like Zipkin, to why we switched from pull to push architecture, and how distributed tracing will continue to evolve:

    https://eng.uber.com/distributed-tracing/

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    Winds 2.0 is an open source Podcast/RSS reader developed by Stream with a core goal to enable a wide range of developers to contribute.

    We chose JavaScript because nearly every developer knows or can, at the very least, read JavaScript. With ES6 and Node.js v10.x.x, it’s become a very capable language. Async/Await is powerful and easy to use (Async/Await vs Promises). Babel allows us to experiment with next-generation JavaScript (features that are not in the official JavaScript spec yet). Yarn allows us to consistently install packages quickly (and is filled with tons of new tricks)

    We’re using JavaScript for everything – both front and backend. Most of our team is experienced with Go and Python, so Node was not an obvious choice for this app.

    Sure... there will be haters who refuse to acknowledge that there is anything remotely positive about JavaScript (there are even rants on Hacker News about Node.js); however, without writing completely in JavaScript, we would not have seen the results we did.

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