Node.js v5.4 vs luvit v2.8 Benchmark

I ran a simple HTTP benchmark against Node.js v5.4.1 and luvit v2.8.0. Benchmarks were performed using a slightly modified version of the example “Hello World” script provided by both projects and used siege for performing requests. The scripts were...

The only bad thing about ES7 async/await

I’ve been using async/await pretty heavily in a side project of mine. It’s been pretty awesome to work with and my code has become much more terse while gaining readability! If you read my previous post, The Long Road to Async/Await in JavaScript, you...

Installing Node.js 4.2 LTS on Debian Wheezy

Normally I download, compile, and install Node from source. However the LTS version of Node requires GCC >= 4.8, whereas Debian Wheezy is stuck at 4.7. Instead of jumping through the hoops to upgrade GCC I figured I’d try installing the binary version....