Click on any online Node.js tutorial, and the first thing you’ll see is the claim that “Node is single threaded”. I decided to write this post to show that this is not always the case. I feel like this statement has been used over and over again to simplify and abstract what goes on under the hood.

Back in 2009, Ryan Dahl came up with the idea of executing JavaScript outside of the browser. So, he took the fastest JavaScript engine at the time, V8, and embedded it inside a C++ program which he called Node. …

Omar Chedid

Infrastructure @ Twitter | Twitter: @chedidomar

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