Google is now looking for Node.js to join the Fuchsia party, according to a hiring advertisement tweeted out by V8 developer Yang Guo, spotted by Android Police.
To elaborate a bit:
– The "new platform" is Fuchsia.
– The position is a full-time software engineer position at Google Munich.
– I'm not considering remote at this point in time.
– Experience with Node.js core development, C++, and C++ toolchain would come in handy.
— Yang Guo (@hashseed) March 19, 2019
Otherwise, for the rest of us, this tweet gives us a tiny bit of insight into Fuchsia’s future. For example, Node.js does not support creating applications for Android (officially anyway). However, as Fuchsia is intended for both desktop and mobile, the door will be open to smartphones having access to full “desktop” applications built on Node.js (like Visual Studio Code, mentioned earlier). As if Fuchsia wasn’t already breaking enough boundaries between desktop and mobile, with developments like Ledger.
More on Fuchsia:
- Google working on bringing Fuchsia OS to AMD-based Chromebooks
- Fuchsia Friday: Is Google testing Fuchsia on a larger Google Home Hub ‘Max’?
- Google poaches 14-year Mac veteran from Apple to bring Fuchsia to market