Aug 042012
JavaScript Performance Rundown, 2012

Before giving a conference talk on Node.js earlier this summer, I ran some limited JavaScript benchmark tests, since I couldn’t find any recent (this year) data posted. Inspired by John Resig’s performance analysis a few years ago, I decided to expand on that study by updating browsers and adding more benchmark suites to get a more comprehensive view of performance. I’ll be presenting results for the 5 top desktop browsers…

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Jul 072012
Installing Redis on Mac OSX

In this post, I’ll show you how to install Redis, a popular NoSQL database, on your OSX machine. For those unaware, Redis is described on its project site as: “an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.”

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Jun 302012
Learn Node.js by Example: An Online Course in Node.js

Getting started with Node.js? Looking to learn more? Wondering why I haven’t been posting as much lately? The answer to all these questions and more:

I’m proud to introduce “Learn Node.js by Example”, a full-featured course hosted on I decided to create this course to provide the directed, in-depth learning experience that is difficult to achieve with isolated tutorials and blog posts.

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