Tom Hughes-Croucher (Joyent)
Thursday, August 4, 2011


When we talk about performance what do we mean? There are many metrics that matter in different scenarios but it's difficult to measure them all. Tom Hughes-Croucher looks at what performance is achievable with Node today, which metrics matter and how to pick the ones that most matter to you. Most importantly he looks at why metrics don't matter as much as you think and the critical decision making involved in picking a programming language, a framework, or even just the way you write code.


Tom Hughes-Croucher is the Chief Evangelist at Joyent, sponsors of the Node.js project. Tom mostly spends his days helping companies build really exciting projects with Node and seeing just how far it will scale. Tom is also the author of the O'Reilly book "Up and running with Node.js". Tom has worked for many well known organizations including Yahoo, NASA and Tesco.

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