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Faster than C? Parsing Node.js Streams! by Felix Geisendoerfer

We are partnering with AJUG (ajug.org) for this event. They are kindly paying for the hotel conference room (their usual meetup spot), so big thanks to @ghillert, @vincentmayers and co.

Get there around 6:30 and the presentation will begin a 7pm sharp. We'll also be going for a drinkup afterwards (sponsored by Anteo Group) at a nearby watering hole for anyone that wants to come, hangout, and harass Felix on his use of JavaScript :) jk - no harassment.

About the talk

In 2010 I wrote the first MySQL driver for node.js. I did it in pure JavaScript. It was fast. It was fun.
A few month later, node addons using libmysql showed up in npm. They were much faster. It sucked.
In 2012 I had enough and went back to to the drawing board resulting in a much faster parser.
This talk will introduce you to the art of high performance work in JavaScript.

Bio: Felix Geisendörfer, is a programmer and entrepreneur living in Berlin. He was one of the first users and core contributors of node.js, and has used it to start a business, implement the MySQL wire protocol, and program flying robots. His latest passion is Go, which he is currently using to build new file uploading software at transloadit.

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  • Darren N.

    Great talk. Enjoyed it!

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make it today because of a schedule conflict but how often do you guys meet?

    June 13, 2013

  • Rhonda K.

    Planning on it

    June 13, 2013

  • TULASEE RAO C.

    I am Ruby on Rails and HTML 5 developer and I would love to attend Node.js Streams

    June 12, 2013

  • Jennifer M.

    AWDG conflict. :/

    June 10, 2013

    • Wesley H.

      I know, I know, but its a good separation of concerns... Design? Or Programming?

      June 10, 2013

    • Wesley H.

      And good speakers on nodejs from Berlin are hard to come by ;)

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • g.s

    High performance work in javascript, it is good work but why bother?

    Is it not already better done in type checked languages with optimizing compilers?

    June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      this discussion will be much better if we do it after the presentation. IMHO it is not the language, it is the programmer.

      June 10, 2013

  • Eric D.

    Digging around for node.js questions

    AtlVillage a good location if we can get it

    June 10, 2013

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