Take your HTTP server to Ludicrous Speed


In my journey through nodeland, I always wonder about the cost of my abstractions. Express, Hapi, Restify, or just plain Node.js core? require(‘http’) can reach 30k requests/sec, Express 22k, and Hapi 21k. I started a journey to write an HTTP framework with extremely low overhead, and Fastify was born. With its ability to reach an astonishing 37k requests/sec, Fastify can halve your cloud server bill. How can Fastify be so.. fast? We will discover all the not-so-secret techniques that were used to optimize it. In Fastify we reach a point where even allocating a callback is too slow: Ludicrous

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Matteo Collina

Technical Director - nearForm

Matteo is Technical Director at NearForm, where he consults for the top brands in the world. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is an renowed international speaker after more than 60 conferences, including Node.js Interactive, NodeConf.eu, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay just to name a few. He is also co-author of the book "Node.

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