Future development of riak-js

by Kasper Tidemann

If you fiddle around with Riak like me and you love Node.js, you’ve probably stumbled upon riak-js, the client used in the examples in the excellent Riak Handbook by Mathias Meyer (and in the numerous tutorials out there).

You may also have noticed that the riakjs.org site is down and that Francisco Treacy, the author, has moved to another project. So what’s going to happen to riak-js? The latest release was almost a year ago according to npm:

riak-js | Riak client with support for HTTP and Protocol Buffers | =frank06 | 2011-10-05

Luckily, there’s still hope! After having spoken to Mark Phillips, the Community Manager at Basho, it appears that they have decided to take on the further development of the client! If you dig Riak and Node.js, this is truly amazing news.