StrongLoop acquires assets of NodeFly for Node.js monitoring savvy


In hopes of developing must-have software for Node.js development, StrongLoop said Tuesday it has struck a deal with NodeFly, a startup with monitoring tools Node.js. This is just the kind of thing that could compel enterprises to try out the hip server-side JavaScript framework.

The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, isn’t a straightforward acquisition of Vancouver, B.C.-based NodeFly. But it essentially lets StrongLoop consume that company’s technology and its six or so employees, in “a funny form of subsidiary,” Isaac Roth, a board member of StrongLoop and a venture advisor at Shasta Ventures.

Also announced was StrongLoop’s decision to start supporting a debugging tool known as a node inspector.

Node.js has become hot, even among some enterprises, and one reason is the event-driven framework uses JavaScript, which many developers are already well acquainted with. It’s great for performing lots of API calls and pushing…

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