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Show and tell: Generator patterns and new use cases
The session talks about how the generator pattern helps in iterating over deeply nested structures in a repeatable manner which follows a yield-resume pattern. I show a couple of real-world use cases where this approach helps in addressing performance / scalability / concurrency issues in large scale node.js applications, with an associated demo.
Nodejs WorkshopGireesh PunathilSoftware EngineerIBMHage YaapaSr. Software EngineerIBM
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The insight we gained by working closely within Node community and customers, suggests a workshop with the following theme will be of good benefit to the node developers:
a. Introduction to Node programming
b. Introduction, usage and main features of most common node subsystem modules: express, request, async
c. Introduction, usage and main features of most common enterprise features: loopback, cluster, pm2
d. Introduction, usage and main features of most common monitoring and debugging frameworks, techniques: google chrome dev tools, appmetrics, idde, heapdump
e. Any other items which are relevant to node such as programming best practises etc.
f. An Node clinic for open questions, discussions and live debugging.
Follow your code: Node/V8 tracing
A large percentage of Node application misbehavior can be effectively diagnosed through in-built Node/V8 tracing capabilities. There are a number of powerful tracing options to leverage in development, testing and production phases to validate that application design is indeed reflected in code, without ever instrumenting it.
I will illustrate "top 10" Node/V8 tracing options - from simplest method tracing (find out call sequences, input parameters, return values) to tuning specific JIT compiler options to diagnose and resolve complex crashes/issues. The intention is to help audience understand in-built serviceability features of Node Runtime Environment, and self help in resolving production anomalies.
Memory Leaks leading to undesired memory growth and exhaustion are most common production problems in enterprise Node applications. Closures, a powerful semantic feature in functional programs, used pervasively in Node programs are prominent sources of unanticipated leaks.
I will explain three most common use cases where Closures are used in Node. For each, a) sample code, b) the life-span of the Closure context and which variables the closure keeps live, iii) what memory is retained during the Closure life-span. The intention is to help audience understand Closure's execution environment, their implications to memory footprint, and help them develop efficient code.
Many recent problem determination exercises revealed that memory leaks are the most prevalent production issues, and debugging of them reveals that Closures play a major role in it. Disambiguating Closures and programming best practices around it, I believe the Node community will be able to apply it instantly in their day-to-day job. People with strong procedural and object oriented language background will find this information useful, in making the key differentiation between Closures and normal functions.
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