Devoxx UK 2014

44 thoughts
last posted June 15, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

31 earlier thoughts


Really interesting quick talk on PayPal's migration from Java/C++ to Java/C++/NodeJS by Cristiano Betta.

Lots of organisational context to the change and a honest statement that performance improvements and reduced developer overhead is probably the result of addressing historical tech debt rather than purely a single tech change.

Using open source is important to attract and retain developers.

Server-side Javascript is more about encouraging developer to move around the stack rather than siloing developers. It also removes the disconnect between the prototyping teams and the production environment.

12 later thoughts