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Modernizing Node.js with idiomatic JavaScript

This blog post was written by Peter Marshall, Software Engineer at Google, V8 and Arunesh Chandra, Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft, Chakra Until recently, it was hard to write JavaScript that worked across all browsers. The different JavaScript virtual machines found in each browser varied so much in their behavior […]

Speed up Your Node.js App with Native Addons

What’s faster, C++ or JavaScript? JavaScript is a ridiculously fast scripting language. But how fast is JavaScript compared to C++? Let’s look at this example that computes prime numbers in Node with JavaScript and with a native C++ addon. The JavaScript and the C++ implementation use the same algorithm. My measurements […]