Node.js at Netflix with Yunong Xiao

Node.js is a server-side JavaScript runtime powered by V8.

Yunong Xiao is a senior engineer at Netflix. He works on the website’s Node.js front-end and middle-tier services.

Topics discussed:

  • Netflix’s Node.js components
  • Netflix’s similarities to Spotify
  • How to scale a node application
  • Java vs. Node.js services
  • Node.js event loop
  • Solutions to callback hell
  • How Node.js changes what to render on client vs. server


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