Node.js stays close to its roots: Ultra-fast.
Recently one of the big node.js community stars, creator of the express
middleware framework, the jade
templating language and koa
Holowaychuk -- announced that he was no longer going to be using
The main reason that he cited is the reason why we find
node.js so compelling: node.js was refusing to become easier to use, in
order to maintain its high efficiency. This is an efficiency that allows
it to run at high speed on the smallest of hardware configurations. An
efficiency that has allowed companies to reduce server farms by 75% in
if one has a background in OOP, it's "not-quite-classes" can really confuse
Unless using Coffeescript (something you might enjoy if you like Ruby), it does require a certain amount of boilerplate and extra typing.
But it's typing load and complexity are nothing compared with assembly
So in effect, TJ's words are very reassuring for the future of node.js.
He has not quite cut all ties as he says though.
October 13th 2014 07:10