"Hello, world!" application written for NodeJS performs comparably to an Nginx module written to do the same.
Here at Yahoo!, the Mail team is investigating the use of NodeJS for some of our upcoming platform development work. We thought it would be fun to share a bit of what we've been working on, which includes
- Performance characterization of NodeJS vs. other web stacks in various workloads: straight HTTP proxy at different latencies, scatter/gather HTTP proxy, etc.