Ireland-based company nearForm has partnered with Microsoft to offer migration tools for Node.js developers who wish to host their apps on Azure.
While the deal will be officially announced tomorrow, on the first day of Node Interactive 2017, the cat has already been let out of the bag.
This partnership will yield something called the nearForm Migration and Developer Support Services - taking a page out of Microsoft's naming handbook - which seeks to help developers move their Node.js apps to Azure, while at the same time, providing "enterprise-grade" support for those who wish to do so.
Attendees of Node Interactive 2017 - which takes place October 4-6 in Vancouver, BC - can request a free so-called Node Clinic. This will give those who put in requests a 20-minute session to discuss questions about their apps with engineers from both nearForm and the Azure team.
This is the latest in a string of moves the Redmond giant has made to support the open source community, among which the addition of Linux container instances on Azure, as well as its joining of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.