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Big-time support for Node.js
Microsoft is backing Node.js as a development language on the company's Windows Azure cloud platform. The company offers its Windows Azure SDK for Node.js. "Over the next couple of weeks, you're going to see basically us round out all of the features of Azure to have integrated Node.js libraries," says Microsoft vice president Scott Guthrie.
Node.js also is catching on at lesser-known companies such as GroupDock, which provides a business application platform for HTML5 applications that can work on computers and mobile devices.