Fabric Engine Launches Support for Node.js

by NextMontreal on January 12, 2012

Fabric Engine is a software engineering company focused on bringing multi-threaded, compiled performance to web applications. They launched their beta into the public for any web developers in October 2011. And recently they announced support for Node.js. According to the benchmark reports they’ve released, Fabric Engine provides a 25x boost in computational performance for Node.js.

Fabric Engine is designed to tap into the power of modern, multi-core processing to bring true, multi-threaded, compiled performance to web applications. As web applications grow, they start to run into performance and scalability problems that dynamic languages like JavaScript are not well-suited to solve. Consequently, these applications need to be re-architected using compiled languages like C++, introducing significant costs to the developer. Fabric Engine gives the same performance as C++, yet retains the ease of use and speed of iteration of dynamic languages.

“With Fabric Engine’s server technology it’s possible to take current backend infrastructure and redeploy it to scale and gain impressive performance increases,” said Guido Vieira at Nexalogy, one of Fabric Engine’s early customers. “Fabric Engine has other advantages too. In addition to using a language very similar to Javascript for the high-performance operators (vanilla JavaScript/node for everything else), which reduces the need to learn or bring in C++ coders, you can avoid the whole code-compile-run cycle with its sometimes long delays, and use a more immediate execute model.”

Read the full announcement.