If you missed the San Francisco Node.js Meetup at Mozilla’s offices last month, have no fear, the videos are here.
In our first video, Forrest Norvell of New Relic talks 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.”
In the next video, Trevor Norris from Mozilla and regular contributor to Node core, dives into Buffers, their implications and performance implementation tips. He addresses how they can be used in native modules and upcoming changes to the Buffer API (both native and js). He focused on helping developers see how Buffers are used by Streams, and how to prevent throughput bottlenecks.