This session will explore the architectural basics of Node.js and how it’s different from blocking server implementations such as PHP, Rail or Java Servlets. We’ll explore some basic examples of creating a simple server, dealing with HTTP requests, etc.
The bigger question is once we have this awesome programming environment, what do we do with it? Node already has a really vibrant collection of modules which provide a range of functionality. Demystifying what’s available is pretty important to actually getting stuff done with Node. Since Node itself is very low level, lot’s of things people expect in web servers aren’t automatically there (for example, request routing). In order to help ease people into using Node this session will look at a range of the best modules for Node.js.Participants in this session will learn:
Tom Hughes-Croucher is the Principal at Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy that helps to make their client’s web sites really fast. He provides technology leadership and expertise in high performance web sites and Node.js for the company.
Tom is the co-author of the O’Reilly book “Up and Running with Node.js”.
Tom has also worked at Joyent as the Chief Evangelist with the Node.js team. Before that he was the Lead Technology Evangelist for North America and a Senior Developer at Yahoo!.
Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He is worked with some of the world’s leading brands including Walmart, NASA, Yahoo!, Tesco, Three Telecom and the UK’s Channel 4 Television.
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