You Don’t Node.js

Vance Lucas (01.Jul.2017 at 11:45, 45 min)
Talk at Dutch PHP Conference 2017 (English - US)

Rating: 4 of 5

Node.js can be a powerful platform used in the right situations, but it also has more footguns than PHP does for new developers. Asynchronous programming style, concurrency issues, error handling, the event loop, and no default timeouts for HTTP requests or network calls will give new developers more than their fair share of troubles and can cause issues that are difficult to debug and reproduce. This talk gives a brief introduction to node.js and the event loop model (don’t block the event loop!), and covers common pitfalls when using node.js with simple and practical solutions.

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Rating: 4 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 12:19 by Coen Dunnink (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great insights

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jul.2017 at 19:48 by Robert (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Good speaker and a great explantation on the inner workings of the event loop, call stack and promises.

Rating: 4 of 5

03.Jul.2017 at 08:33 by Dion Snoeijen (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Very insightful and well presented.

Rating: 4 of 5

03.Jul.2017 at 13:17 by Freek Van der Herten (57 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Well structured talk. Doing it in two parts was a very good idea.

Offtopic: thanks for creating and maintaining the phpdotenv package, it's awesome!

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