Pictured - the Google Trends graph for "json schema".
For instance, JsonSchema for node seemed unfinished but I figured "enterprise mentality" would enter the node.js market and interest in json schemas is taking off as developers realize that centralized message definitions are key to scalability. Last week I revisited JsonSchema and pulled it into my current project. I'm pretty pleased so far.
(Addendum: I wrote this about a month before IBM bought Strongloop. The purchase makes a lot of sense to me. http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/47577.wss)
The components and trends are coming together for real enterprise Node.js. Open source, especially Node, is displacing proprietary enterprise java frameworks.
I previously worked with IBM's Websphere Commerce Suite. It's an enormously complex product which was developed by
relatively few developers for
relatively few customers over a
long period of time.
I believe Node.js is succeeding because it crowdsources development across
many developers for
many customers over a
short period of time
which creates (as I wrote in 2006)