Node Roundup

2010-11-17 00:00:00 +0000 by Alex R. Young

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Node 0.2.5 and 0.3.1 Released

Node 0.2.5
0.3.1 have been released. In case you're confused about 0.3.1, it's considered
unstable, so it might not work with all of your favourite libraries.

A new configure option, --profile, has been added to both
branches, which enables gprof profiling. This can be used to benchmark
Node using the gprof tool, which you probably have installed as part of
your build environment.

Most of the other changes relate to playing better with the operating
system, or network/buffering stability.

Node.js Camp

Node.js Camp is a Node workshop in San Francisco:

Line up of speakers and contributors includes Ryan Dahl, Isaac Schlueter, Tim Caswell, Guillermo Rauch, Paul Querna, Matt Ranney, Mikeal Rogers and more!

This looks like a pretty amazing event to me, and the tickets start at
\$35 (before 30th Nov)! They're also planning a global tour, so I'll let you know what else they announce.

Expose JavaScript Objects to the Web

I noticed this little Node/Connect script that exposes JavaScript
objects to the web: gist: 700995

This script was created by Visnu Pitiyanuvath in
response to an earlier Ruby/Rack


GlobTrie by Rick Branson is a highly optimized Node script for pattern matching strings:

It breaks down the pattern matchers into pieces and organizes them in a Trie (prefix search tree) structure, allowing them to be searched in roughly logarithmic time, versus linear time for just an array of regular expressions, for instance.

The currently supported pattern matchers are limited, modelled after
file path matching. However, the performance of this library destroys
JavaScript regular expressions, according to the author's benchmarks, so
Branson could be onto something interesting.