Node.js is faster on Windows than on Linux – what can we learn?

In an interesting interview on DevBeat (, Rackspace systems architect and Node.js contributor Paul Querna talks about the Node.js implementation on Windows. (Original video here:

Paul’s points in the interview about making use of I/O completion ports on Windows highlights a key issue in cross-platform software development: Windows has some incredibly powerful and advanced APIs, which – if used directly – can provide huge performance benefits for software that uses them.

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