Glenn Scott: How we build apps at CAA with Node and Ampersand.js

For the past year and a half, it's been our pleasure and privilege to serve CAA, an agency representing many of the most successful professionals in film, television, music, sports, and theater.

Glenn Scott leads the team there. Over the past few years, they've transitioned their IT to building custom applications in Node. We're proud to say we've been able to partner with Glenn's great team at CAA, playing a key role in their work during that time.

Recently, Glenn gave a nice presentation as part of Joyent's Node on the Road series. In it, he described the way CAA builds applications.

Glenn talks about the challenge of maintenance in traditional IT and how building Node and JS web apps make that much less painful.

His keys:

  1. Create a platform where it's easy to create many small apps, where the mean time to business value is measured in days and weeks.
  2. Make it fun and glamorous to add features to shipped products.
  3. Make it easy to keep products modern, giving each layer an evolution pattern that allows parallel and independent updating of components.

Node and Ampersand's mutual modularity make all these good things possible.

For more, check out Glenn's talk.

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