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To echo Node’s evolutionary nature, we have refreshed the identity to help mark an exciting time for developers, businesses and users who benefit from the pioneering technology.
Building a brand
We began exploring elements to express Node.js and jettisoned preconceived notions about what we thought Node should look like, and focused on what Node is: kinetic,connected, scalable, modular, mechanical and organic. Working with designer Chris Glass, our explorations emphasized Node's dynamism and formed a visual language based on structure, relationships and interconnectedness.
Inspired by process visualization, we discovered pattern, form, and by relief, the hex shape. The angled infrastructure encourages energy to move through the letterforms.
This language can expand into the organic network topography of Node or distill down into a single hex connection point.
This scaling represents the dynamic nature of Node in a simple, distinct manner.
We look forward to exploringthis visual language as the technology charges into a very promising future.
We hope you'll have fun using it.
To download the new logo, visit nodejs.org/logos.
I'm pleased to announce that Microsoft is partnering with Joyent in formally contributing resources towards porting Node to Windows. As you may have heard in a talk we gave earlier this year, we have started the undertaking of a native port to Windows - targeting the high-performance IOCP API.
This requires a rather large modification of the core structure, and we're very happy to have official guidance and engineering resources from Microsoft. Rackspace is also contributing Bert Belder's time to this undertaking.
The result will be an official binary node.exe releases on nodejs.org, which will work on Windows Azure and other Windows versions as far back as Server 2003.