The Node.js Event Loop: Not So Single Threaded

Published on 24 Jun 2018 / In NodeJS

The Node.js Event Loop: Not So Single Threaded - Bryan Hughes, Microsoft

You've heard Node.js is single threaded. It's true that all JavaScript executed by Node.js is run in a single thread, but JS isn't all. The event loop, written in C++, is multi-threaded! Come learn how the event loop works, how it affects performance, and how you can use it your advantage!


Bryan Hughes
Technical Evangelist
San Francisco, CA
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Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, and chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee. Bryan is also the creator of Raspi IO, a Raspberry Pi plugin for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

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