Last week Nodejitsu CEO, Charlie Robbins told the audience at Nodeconf that we would be moving into Public Beta very soon. I am happy to announce that public beta has arrived!
If you already have a Nodejitsu account and you've been waiting for activation…
It's your lucky day. You should be receiving an email including your confirmation code. So long as you have node.js and our CLI tool, jitsu installed, you're good to go; all you have to do is run the confirmation command! Check out the Nodejitsu Handbook if you need a refresher on how to deploy.
If you're a beta tester…
You don't need to do anything right now. You're already in. Hope you've been enjoying yourself.
Billing and the Developer Sandbox
All users at this stage are in the "Development Sandbox", which is free. Our billing plans will roll out in the next couple of weeks and at that point you can choose to upgrade to a higher level of service.
You can check out our soon-to-be-live pricing plan here.
What took so long?
We're aware that many of you have been waiting a very long time for access to Nodejitsu. There are a few reasons why we chose to stay in private beta and to limit access for this long. Firstly, We're deeply committed to the quality of our service. We want to provide first class, hands-on support by people who actually love what they do.
We are also building a product, not just a public cloud. We've been building a cohesive suite of tools that can be deployed to your data center so you can build your own Node.js clouds, on your own hardware. We want to help node succeed within established businesses as well as with individual developers.
Finally, at Nodejitsu, our success is directly proportional to the success of Node.js itself. Most of all, we want to ensure that the node community is provided with the best solution possible.
Some of you may remember the early wild west days of node when a new release meant everything you had built had broken in one way or another. Back then (in fact for most of our first year of business) our focus was to ensure that users (and us!) had the right set of tools to build applications. We knew that without this ecosystem of Open Source tools Node.js (and therefore Nodejitsu) would never succeed. The second year was greatly focused on building out our infrastructure. Now the time is right to present you with the culmination of this work.
It's been a privilege so far to work with such an awesome community. We're both humbled and excited to be opening our doors. Let's hack!