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Wednesday, June 2 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Building Modern Native Add-ons for Node.js in 2021 - Kevin Eady, Hive Streaming & Gabriel Schulhof

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Quickly get up to speed developing modern Node.js native addons. This fast-paced talk, presented by members of the Node-API team for all native add-on developers, covers recent enhancements to Node-API. Support for multi-threaded and asynchronous programming in Node-API has been significantly improved. New abstractions such as thread-safe functions and the Addon class greatly simplify the effort needed to implement asynchronous add-ons. New helper methods support date objects, BigInts, retrieving object property names, and detaching ArrayBuffers. Tools used to build and deploy native add-ons also continue to improve. Developers can build with CMake.js in addition to node-gyp. Prebuilding binaries significantly improves the experience of native add-on users. Deployment options permit serving these binaries from GitHub releases or bundling the binaries in the npm module itself.

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Kevin Eady

Software Engineer, Hive Streaming
Kevin has worked professionally with technology for over ten years, varying from technician to programmer and everything in between. At Hive Streaming, Kevin works on software that provides enterprise customers with high quality of experience and insights for live video streaming... Read More →

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Wednesday June 2, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
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