Joyent is one of the largest deployers of Node.js in production systems. In order to successfully deploy large-scale, distributed systems, we must understand the systems we build! For us, that means having first-class tools for debugging our software, and understanding and improving its performance.
Come on a whirlwind tour of the tools and techniques we use at Joyent as we build out large-scale distributed software with Node.js: from mdb for Post-Mortem Debugging, to Flame Graphs for performance analysis; from DTrace for dynamic, production-safe instrumentation and tracing, to JSON-formatted logging with Bunyan.
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