YUI Theater — Ryan Dahl: “Introduction to NodeJS” (58 min.)

By Allen RabinovichMay 20th, 2010

Ryan Dahl's Talk at the BayJax event at Yahoo! on May 5th, 2010.

Two weeks ago, Yahoo! hosted a BayJax meetup dedicated to NodeJS (since the meetup coincided with Cinco de Mayo, we named it ‘Cinco de Node’). Ryan Dahl, the creator of NodeJS, gave a talk on the project and was very kind to let us record his presentation for YUI Theater.

P.S. The video opens with a 30-second glimpse into the Cinco the Mayo celebrations at Yahoo!

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    It remind me of this:


    That is style of programming is key to build scalable applications.

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  8. Unbelievable.
    node.js is pretty amazing!

    From Posix blocking I/O to JavaScript async callbacks through a single os call stack, this is pretty amazing! Genius!

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