The Best of Velocity - Instrumenting the real-time web: Node.js, DTrace and the Robinson Projection
Date: This event took place live on April 03 2012
Presented by: Bryan Cantrill
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
The Best of Velocity series of webcasts feature exclusive, top-rated sessions from Velocity 2011. These sessions were recorded live and have not been made publicly available until now. In this talk, Bryan Cantrill, VP of Engineering at Joyent, describe his team's experiences developing DTrace-based system visualization of Node.js in an early production environment: the 2010 Node Knockout programmingcontest. He describes the challenges of instrumenting a distributed, dynamic, highly virtualized system -- and what their experiences taught them about the problem, the technologies used to tackle it, and promising approaches.
About Bryan Cantrill
Bryan Cantrill is VP of Engineering at Joyent, where he has led development of Joyent's SmartOS and SmartDataCenter products. Bryan has spent over fifteen years working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser and much in between. Bryan led the team that designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal's top Technology Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. Bryan has spoken at many industry conferences, including USENIX, LISA, OSCON, Velocity and Surge.
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