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Debugging Node.js in Production

Yunong Xiao, a UI Engineer at Netflix, recently gave a talk at Netflix headquarters about debugging Node.js in production. Yunong shares a list of the tools and methodologies Netflix uses in production to diagnose and fix performance issues, bugs and memory leaks — all without having to restart or change the Node application.

In Yunong’s talk he dives into the details of how visualization tools like flame graphs and latency distributions help keep the Node stack at Netflix running efficiently.

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Ryan Burgess

Ryan Burgess is a Manager, UI Engineering at Netflix in San Francisco, California. Previously at Evernote. Listen to Ryan on the Front End Happy Hour podcast. He's also the creator of, an online-based arts and culture magazine that focuses on graffiti and tattoo art.

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