The Joy of Migration

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I was eagerly expecting a seamless setup experience. The experience was not seamless. The good news is I have a working system. The bad news is it took a while to get here. I’m writing my experience to help others who may also be setting up a new Mac […]

Node.js and Yahoo

I kicked off NodeSummit today with a short talk about where Yahoo uses Node, why we continue to use Node, and the practices that help us use Node effectively. First talk of the day. I spoke a bit about a project I’ve spent the last year on: using Node to handle data pushed out of […]

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 […]

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 […]

What was it like to help develop Paper?

Facebook engineer Jason Barrett Prado answers the question What was it like to help develop Paper? Paper was designed on a principle: content should be respected. Facebook is supposed to be like a glass through which you can see its contents. This has been an aspirational goal for a long time, but in reality many […]