JavaScript is the New Black - Why Node.js is Going to Rock Your World

Tom Hughes-Croucher (Uber Technologies Inc)
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Node.js is a highly concurrent JavaScript server written on top of the V8 JavaScript runtime. This is awesome for a number of reasons. Firstly Node.js has re-architected some of the core module of V8 to create a server implementation that is non-blocking (similar to other event driven frameworks like Twisted). Event driven architectures are a natural fit for JavaScript developers because it’s already how the browser works. By using an event driven framework Node is not only intuitive to use but also highly scalable. Tests have shown Node instances running tens of thousands of simultaneous users.

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Tom Hughes-Croucher

Uber Technologies Inc

Tom Hughes-Croucher is the CTO at, the world’s largest petition platform. Tom loves helping people change the world every single day. Previously, he founded Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helped make their clients’ (Walmart, Nexenta, MySpace, Comcast, the New York Times, etc.) Internet applications really fast. Tom has also worked at Joyent on the Node.js team, at Yahoo!, and a range of other startups.

Tom is the coauthor of the O’Reilly book Up and Running with Node.js and has contributed to a number of web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He has worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three UK, and the UK’s Channel 4 Television.

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