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Brief: IBM Acquires StrongLoop

What It Means To IBM, Enterprise Applications, And The Future Of Software Development

September 23, 2015

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On September 10, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, a company that builds products and delivers services around Node.js. A JavaScript environment built around the V8 JS engine, Node.js is quickly becoming the core aggregation-tier technology for many enterprises' four-tier architectures. This report evaluates this acquisition, the impact to IBM's MobileFirst Platform, and the message it sends to the market and application development and delivery (AD&D) pros regarding enterprise JavaScript.

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