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)
It's nice to see a prediction from over two years ago coming true. I'm fairly sure my other predictions (demise of the "analytics boom" during the 2016 recession and The Vertical Web) are on track, too.