NodeJS on FreeBSD

Ihor Antonov ihor at
Mon Mar 23 20:15:41 UTC 2020

On 2020-03-23 09:58, Pete Wright wrote:
> On 3/20/20 9:40 PM, Ihor Antonov wrote:
> > Hello everyone!
> > 
> > I have a need to run Javascript (NodeJS 12) application. Does anyone
> > have experience running this on FreeBSD? Does NodeJS perform well/stable
> > on FreeBSD? If so then please share your feedback.
> I've used it (and periodically continue to do so) to run node services.  It
> is pretty stable and performant, unfortunately the upstream development
> community has historically had a negative attitude towards the BSD's which I
> think we've tried to address. i've been fortunate enough to steer developers
> away from node.js as a server platform for highly loaded systems though, as
> I find the debugging node apps to be difficult in the best of times.

I with you on that. I believe NodeJS/Javascript is a dead-end branch of computing
evolution and I hate it with burning passion. But there are times when
you don't have a choice...

> I also use it extensively for development workflows, for example building
> webpack bundles which are distributed to webservers.  This mostly just works
> except for the random npm package that is brain dead.

Thanks for the feedback!

Ihor Antonov

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