Big Blue says it can parlay StrongLoop's supported Node.JS and its existing Java smarts to help customers build better enterprise applications.
Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed. Plans call for IBM IBM to integrate the startup’s Node.js capabilities into both its mobile development platform and its venerable WebSphere application server, as well as to offer StrongLoop from BlueMix, which is IBM’s go-for-broke software development platform based on Cloud Foundry.
The startup was founded in 2012 by Node.js experts Bert Belder, Ben Noordhuis, and Al Tsang to offer supported versions of Node.js (basically a free open-source language) for Red Hat RHAT , Linux, CentOS, Debian/Ubuntu, Apple AAPL Mac OS, and Microsoft MSFT Windows operating systems.
And, to cross another buzzword off the list, IBM will also add some of StrongLoop’s technologies to its Internet of Things (IoT) foundation.
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