Two smart guys talking about advanced Node stuff

Location: SFO Commons

This event has a couple of gems for you guys. Really looking forward to having Trevor Norris of Mozilla and Forrest Norvell of New Relic talk at Mozilla's fantastic downtown SF office. Let's get to the details.


Forrest knows Node. Actually, he was forced to dive deep because his job at New Relic requires him to build a Node agent that does advanced performance monitoring for you.

He'll kick things off by talking about working close to Node core. Sound scary? Maybe. Forrest has tips for you. Here's what he has to say:

Sooner or later, you're going to need to dig into Node's source to understand a failing test, or modify the behavior of Node's internals to add something you need. This doesn't need to be weird or scary, but it does require some care and attention. Forrest will walk you through the process, and discuss some of the tradeoffs involved when modifying system's behavior on the fly, both in terms of safety and performance.


Moving from one Node expert to another, Trevor Norris has been a big contributor to Node core. He is going to dive into Buffers, their implications and performance implementation tips. He'll address how they can be used in native modules and upcoming changes to the Buffer API (both native and js). Focus will be on helping developers see how Buffers are used by Streams, and how to prevent throughput bottlenecks.

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