June 13, 2014: This Week at Engine Yard

We have a bunch of great updates for our Node.js customers! Check out our new stacks and let us know what you think!

--Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates

Node.js has received some big updates on the Engine Yard platform! On our Gentoo 2009 distribution (often referred to as “v2”) Node.js has been updated to 0.8.26. On our Gentoo 2012 distribution (also known as “v4”) Node.js has been added, so Node.js stack users can now take advantage of all the great updates that are part of the v4 stack! This stack now has Node.js 0.8.26 and 0.10.28. We are very excited to have these three big updates to our Node.js offering!

In other stack updates, the Ruby stack has been updated to Ruby 1.9.3-p547 and our PHP stack has been updated to PHP 5.4.27 to keep them up to date with the latest security patches.

Read all about our latest stack updates for June here!

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

Functional Katas, Tuesday, June 17th, Engine Yard’s Dublin Office: Functional Katas is a group that meets every month to work together to solve a problem in a new functional language. They’re taking on Haskell for June! Grab a ticket and come learn together!

GORUCO, Saturday, June 21st, New York, NY: GORUCO is a one-day technical conference aimed at highly motivated programmers. Stop by our table to chat with our lead data engineer Ines Sombre and our deployment engineering Will Adams.

Check out Engine Yard’s developer’s conference, Distill! We recently announced Harper Reed and Dylan Richard, of Modest, Inc. and formerly the CTO and director of Engineering of Obama for America. We’d love to see you there.

Articles of Interest

Ines Sombra, Engine Yard’s lead data engineer extraordinaire, spoke at QCon this week on Computational Patterns in the Cloud, covering paradigms, examples, and patterns observed within Engine Yard’s customers. Check out her slides!