JSConf and NodeConf were both held in Portland Oregon last week, and they were both great conferences. Well run, great food, lively parties, and friendly organizers and attendees. I had a good time, though it was very tiring.
Node.js seems to be a very interesting platform with a lot of attention an interest. I want to dig deeper into it and figure out how they do what they do (kqueue and epoll apparently). Supposedly they are using threads internally for the fileIO, but I don’t understand why since kqueue seems to support file descriptors. Lots for me to learn as I’ve not done a great deal of unix programming, and certainly nothing at this low level.