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Tuesday, December 8 • 4:10pm - 4:30pm
FrontendFS: Creating a Filesystem for Web Development Using Node.js - Clay Smith, New Relic

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Writing filesystems is for everyone, not just systems engineers.

This talk introduces the open-source project FrontendFS, a filesystem written in Node.js that provides a file and directory abstraction on top of front-end build tasks. Using the Linux FUSE library, modifying files on a mounted FrontendFS filesystem triggers build processes in the background so something as easy as dragging and dropping files into a directory can immediately minify and gzip a JavaScript file.

Starting with a high-level introduction to filesystems, this talk will cover the architecture of virtual filesystems in Linux written using FUSE Node.js bindings and important performance considerations. The talk will focus on the power, creativity and simplicity of building open-source virtual filesystems in Linux.

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Clay Smith

Developer Advocate, New Relic
Clay Smith is a Developer Advocate at New Relic in San Francisco. He previously has worked at early-stage software companies as a senior software engineer, including founding the mobile engineering team at a PagerDuty and shipping one of the first iOS apps written in Swift. He has spoken about mobile and web application development at O’Reilly Where 2.0, EmpireJS, Twilio SignalConf and ForwardJS. In his spare time, Clay is often in the... Read More →


Tuesday December 8, 2015 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom 1