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Wednesday, December 9 • 9:30am - 9:50am
Node.js API Pitfalls: Can You Spot Them? - Sam Roberts, Strongloop

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It’s quiz time. What would you expect to get back from a call to url.encode? The answer may surprise you. This session will be a walk through some of the pitfalls in the Node.js core API, how to avoid them, and a discussion of whether they can or should be fixed. Sam will discuss why these APIs behave the way they do and how they might be changed, along with the arguments for keeping them the same.

The session will conclude with thoughts on Node.js core API stability, including who it helps, who it hurts, and whether as a community we should value improving the core API for the benefit of emerging users over keeping it stable for the benefit of existing users and their existing code bases.


Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts is a Node/Ops developer at StrongLoop, an IBM Company, and Node.js collaborator and core committer. He started development on control kernels in C++ for remotely operated submersibles, moved onto developing toolkits in C, Lua, and Ruby for network and cryptographic protocols, and has worked on Node.js for the last 2+ years. He has used and liked a half-dozen languages, and disliked a few more, and has been a Linux user and developer... Read More →

Wednesday December 9, 2015 9:30am - 9:50am
Grand Ballroom 1