Just saw this. A Youtube rant by Brandon Wirtz clarifying for us all how stupid NodeJS is. From January 2012.
Most excellent. Well played. Even the title is deliciously Colbert-esque: “Node.JS Is Stupid And If You Use It So Are You”. Highly Recommended if you like nerd rants, and I mean that in the best way.
Even so, I disagree. Mostly I don’t disagree with the specific points Mr Wirtz makes, but I do disagree that those points are important, and I also disagree with his conclusion. Be assured: You are not an idiot if you use NodeJS.
So, why is this not a disqualifier?
Also, unlike Mr Wirtz, I don’t care about whether the marketing around NodeJS is accurate or not. They say it’s really fast, and maybe that’s not generally true. But I don’t worry about that. The bottom line is: people like NodeJS because it’s nice and easy and friendly and familiar, and fun damnit, and the performance is plenty good enough.