27C3 - Version 1.6.3

27th Chaos Communication Congress
We come in peace

Felix Geisendörfer
Day Day 2 - 2010-12-28
Room Saal 2
Start time 13:45
Duration 00:30
ID 4142
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English

Node.js as a networking tool

Node.js is a library that provides non-blocking I/O for Google's V8 JavaScript engine. This talk explores node's suitability for a diverse range of networking applications.

Writing network applications with good concurrency and performance has been a very time consuming task in the past. With the rise of node.js, anybody can now trivially write scalable network applications. This talk explains node's event loop and non-blocking I/O machinery and shows how node may become your tool of choice for future networking adventures. There will also be a look at new threats that could arise from the ability of managing thousands of connections with almost no difficulty.