Computer Science through Streams

A session at CascadiaJS 2013

Thursday 14th November, 2013

3:00pm to 3:35pm (PST)

Readable, writable, piping, transform, duplex ... even just talking about Streams is confusing. However, Streams -- with their absurd modularity, evented nature and powerful efficiency -- might be Node.js's most compelling feature.

But how do they work? What's really happening when we say a.pipe(b)?

At their core, Streams play hand-in-hand with various layers on our systems. Understanding Stream fundamentals often requires looking at general computer problems rather than just JavaScript.

This talk takes a low-level look at how Streams work and provides some insight into why they're so great and what can make them so complicated. Finally, we'll look at Streams in userland via important modules like through, level and more.

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Tom Buchok

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CascadiaJS 2013

Canada Canada, Vancouver

14th15th November 2013

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Time 3:00pm3:35pm PST

Date Thu 14th November 2013

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