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Node.js: Asynchronous Purity Leads to Faster Development
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by Ryan Dahl on Dec 22, 2010 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Ryan Dahl demonstrates how to use Node.js’ asynchronous IO model to write simple HTTP/TCP/DNS servers that scale up serving thousands of connections while using a very low memory footprint and few CPU cycles.


Ryan Dahl is a programmer at Joyent and creator of Node.js. Even before Node, his focus in the past few years has been on web servers. Ryan grew up in Rochester, New York but now lives in San Francisco.

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