In a shocking move, Ubuntu decided to follow the long-strung-out decision of Debian to adopt systemd as their init system. This is a good thing: everyone can now get together and work on one great solution. I applaud them for making this move.
It’s also a good thing for those who depend on systemd for having a fantastic modern deployment environment: soon you’ll be able to depend on systemd everywhere, regardless of the distribution being used.
In this light it seems like a good idea to shamelessly mention the write-up I wrote a while back: Deploying Node.js with systemd. Everything in there is still highly relevant and relying on systemd for deploying Node.JS is still (in my humble opinion) one of the best possible setups.
Good times for Node.JS developers that also need to administer infrastructure.