27 Feb '13, 9am

it's been a long time since my last blog post, but here we go:

Is it an event-driven runtime/platform? Nodejs, for example, has been designed from the ground up to be evented. Meaning that all libraries and code written to run on it are already aware of the event loop. If the platform was not designed to be evented (like Ruby with EventMachine) much more care must be taken to not call code which will block the event loop. It is hard to control all the code in libraries included in your project. Take that into consideration. Consider evented if the piece of code you are writing is mostly a data multiplexer, meaning that it just takes data from one side and sends it to another, acting like a pipe, distributor, load balancer, or router. This type of component is usually I/O bound. Avoid evented if the piece of code you are writing is CPU bound and does a lot of processing. The chance it will block the event loop is much higher. I have se...

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