A Node.js Perspective on MongoDB 3.4: Decimal Type

MongoDB 3.2 supports 3 numeric types: 32 bit integers, 64 bit integers, and 64 bit binary floating points. MongoDB 3.4 introduces a
4th type: 128 bit decimal floating point, also
known as “decimal” or “Decimal128”. The decimal type provides a workaround f…


Make Node.js Core Bigger

Node.js currently has the smallest standard library of any comparable platform. Combined with great ecosystem tooling like npm this approach has been a huge success. This success has created a…...

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Breaking the Node.js event loop

Asynchronous programming is difficult to wrap your mind around: threads, semaphores, and deadlocks, oh my! On one hand, Node.js makes this a whole lot easier: no locking or mid-execution interruptions. But its event loop is foreign territory. Let’s explo... (more…)

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