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October 10 -12 - Vancouver, BC
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Wednesday, October 10 • 11:40am - 12:10pm
N-API: The Next Generation Node.js API is Ready! - Michael Dawson, IBM & Arunesh Chandra, Microsoft

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The Native module ecosystem for Node.js is an important factor in the rapid growth of Node.js. The N-API is now a supported feature and is designed to provide ABI stability across Node.js releases. This will reduce friction in upgrading to newer Node.js versions in production deployments. In addition, it will reduce the maintenance cost that module maintainers previously had to take on due to the fast pace of changes in the v8 APIs. This talk will provide a progress update on this community project, the roadmap, and why now is the right time to get involved.

Speakers
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Arunesh Chandra

Sr. Program Manger @ChakraCore, Microsoft
Arunesh Chandra is working on growing Node.js by extending it to use the ChakraCore engine. He is also working on supporting new ideas in the community like N-API and VM Diversity for Node.js and bringing innovative diagnostic tooling like Time-Travel Debugging to Node developers.Past... Read More →
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Michael Dawson

IBM Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm
West Ballroom B