Why Walmart is using Node.js


Node.js has been the delight of San Francisco hackers for the past couple years now, but startups and indie developers aren’t the only ones using JavaScript on the server side.

At Node Summit today, Walmart executives talk about why the real-world retail giant has chosen to work with this relatively new, extremely trendy technology.

Any time a big company makes a decision — any business decision — it is balancing two factors: risk and profit. In its presentation, Walmart executives made it clear that the benefit of using Node.js was far greater than the risk — an assertion many other large companies (and providers of Node support systems) have been waiting to hear from a household name like Walmart.