Friday, August 16, 2013

Go as an alternative to Node.js for Very Fast Servers (safariflow.com)

Node.js has gained acceptance in mainstream software development at an amazing pace. There are a lot of good reasons for this: everyone loves software that is Very Fast, npm is truly an excellent package management tool/ecosystem, and its release coincided with the web development community as a whole awakening to the fact that JavaScript is a Real Programming Language. However, I think there are assumptions lurking in the subtext of the conversation around Node that are false, yet have contributed greatly to the excitement around it. I’ll whine about this briefly below...

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