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Thorsten Lorenz

Senior Software Engineer @NodeSource


Thorsten is a Jazz musician turned developer and is excited about Node.js and its community.
He's most interested in improving the debuggability and inspectability of Node.js.

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Understanding why the new V8 is so Damn Fast, One Demo at a Time

The entire V8 compiler architecture as well as large parts of the Garbage Collector where updated recently. TurboFan replaced Crankshaft, Orinoco now collects garbage in parallel whenever possible. As a result we can write idiomatic JavaScript without worrying about performance degradation. In this talk we will explore how and why. In order to keep things interesting, each detail will be presented via a live demo using tools I extracted from V8, like the [turbolizer] and [deoptigate].