NearForm, now the world’s largest node consulting firm, currently employs almost 60 people at its local base and is on track to have 150 staff by the end of 2015 under a rapid extension plan. Among its clients are Qualcomm, Intel, Universal and Condé Nast.
Mr Hammer is the creator and maintainer of the Node.js framework hapi.js, which is used by a number of Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart, Paypal and Yahoo. Node.js is a platform that allows users to build fast, easily scalable applications, and microservices.
“NearForm has been on the cutting edge of large-scale Node.js engineering and the leading force behind the growing popularity of the microservices architecture,” said Mr Hammer.
“I am excited about the many possibilities of combining the two worlds – hapi.js and microservices – into a simple and powerful foundation for the next generation of web and enterprise applications. NearForm opens the door to introduce hapi to a new category of developers by combining the powers of Seneca and the hapi.js framework.”