I have been messing with NodeJS for a little while now and contrary to my preconceptions, I quite like it. NodeJS is not the right choice for every task (as with any development paradigm/language) but it has some great use cases for i/o bound tasks and is definitely easy to use!
NodeJS uses a module management system called NPM which makes it easy to obtain, manage and create NodeJS modules.
The npm-updates module was added a little while back and it made me think, wouldn’t it be cool if I could allow people to hook into the alerts…so I threw together a very rough (and i do mean very rough) app last night and pushed it to Heroku. It seems to be running ok so if NodeJS is your thing, maybe you’ll want to take a look. I made 2 accounts in case you are only interested in either additions or updates.
Twitter accounts to follow are:
Additions to NPM: @npmadditions
Updates to NPM modules: @npmupdates