Eran Hammer’s Response to Netflix’s “Node.js in Flames”

Eran Hammer on Node.js web framework design tradeoffs and why there is no “best” framework: If you haven’t read Netflix’s Node.js in Flames blog post you should. It is a great deep dive into debugging a node performance problem. The post includes useful tips that can help you solve similar problems. That said… My feedback […]

“Sorry, your coffee isn’t an artisanal ritual.”

Marco Arment writes about coffee lovers who look down upon Keurig K-Cups: We’re the ones who keep creating, replacing, Kickstarting, and spending top dollar on ever-more-specialized equipment, even when it differs from established products only in arbitrary or purely decorative ways that have no discernable effect on the actual coffee (except maybe prolonging the process […]

Infrastructure as force multiplier

Steve Klabnik considers “Is npm worth 26MM?”: If you want to repeatably manufacture an open source ecosystem, you need capital to do so. And a firm that’s progressive enough to understand the indirect payoffs of investing in infrastructure is poised to have a huge advantage. npm’s CEO:

Yeti 0.2.27 — First-class code coverage

Less than a week since the last release and as promised, Yeti 0.2.27 has shipped today with code coverage support. Yeti 0.2.27 provides first-class code coverage reporting provided by Istanbul. Simply use Yeti with the -c or –coverage option. By default, Yeti will instrument your code on-the-fly and show a brief summary. Yeti has ran […]

Placebo-philes

Robert McGinley Myers: For me it started with a simple search for better headphones. I think I typed “best headphones under $50” into Google, and what came back was a series of lists, like this one or this one, ranking the best headphones at a series of price ranges. I settled on a pair pretty […]