A few node.js/Javascript performance tips

March 19, 2016

We want to share some node.js performance tips we found while working on Forestpin; specifically how to optimize runInContext, setting heap limits, memory usage with string slices, and joining strings.


Wallapatta Update

December 01, 2015

I added full width blocks, and scripting to Wallapatta. Full width blocks are useful when adding large images, and we use embedded scripts to create diagrams.


Parent in (sliced string)

November 23, 2015

We found that chrome (and therefor node.js) continues to keep the parent string in memory even if you discard it after taking a slice of it.

This is probably a optimization to make slicing efficient, and to reduce memory footprint - assuming you are keeping a reference to parent anyway.


jsblocks, React, Angular performance compared with

May 27, 2015

I came across jsblock yesterday on Hacker News. They had a nice performance comparison test case set comparing jsblocks with Angular and React. It made me curious to see how the small library we use ( compares in performance with these.


Small data preparation

May 24, 2015

This is a new project I'm working on. It helps parse data with different structures, like reports from legacy systems.


Wallapatta Blog

May 18, 2015

I just started moving my blog from Svbtle to a static blog generator that I created. It is based on Wallapatta.


Shared memory with Node.js

May 13, 2015

This is a tutorial on using shared memory among node.js processes.


Getting the first B2B customer

August 11, 2014

It took Forestpin almost 2 years to get its first big customer. Making the first sale is always hard. It was a tough ride; talking to a lot of potential customers, changing product strategy from time to time, taking up classes on pitching and of course a lot of programming. We learned a lot during the process.


Black or White

July 27, 2014

Which background is better? Most text editors and document readers have light backgrounds. But there's a lot of programmers who use dark backgrounds. And there are a some analytics and dashboard applications with dark backgrounds.


SEO Crap

July 27, 2014

SEO is dead - at least much different from what it was known to be. But there are a plenty of consultants who market SEO, as if it is something that is hard to get right. Many organizations fall for it.

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