A language for the Internet: Why JavaScript and Node.js is right for Internet Application

A session at Dyncon 2011

Sunday 13th March, 2011

9:40am to 10:20am (CET)

Increasingly we want to do more with the web and Internet applications we build. We have more features, more data, more users, more devices and all of it needs to be in real-time. With all of these demands how can we keep up? The answer is choosing a language and a platform that are optimized for the kind of architecture Internet and web applications really have. The traditional approach prioritises computation, assigning server resources before they are actually needed. JavaScript and Node.js both take an event driven approach only assigning resources to events as they happen. This allows us to make dramatic gains in performance and resource utilization while still having an environment which is fun and easy to program.
Tom Hughes-Croucher is a Technology Evangelist and Developer. Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). He has worked for and with numerous well known brands including Yahoo!, NASA, Tesco, Three telecom and UK Channel 4.

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Tom Hughes-Croucher

I make things reliable at Uber

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Dyncon 2011

Sweden Sweden, Stockholm

12th13th March 2011

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Time 9:40am10:20am CET

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