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

We are partnering with AJUG ( 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


    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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