Streams in Node.js

August 15, 2013 - by Rachel Balik

As Isaac Schlueter wrote this week in a post for the Node.js Google Group:

Streams are more consistent, faster, and 100% backwards compatible as of 0.10. The "compatibility mode" aka "old mode" is folded into the API more cleanly. You can pause() a flowing stream, and then start calling read() again safely. We'll keep exposing streams from core APIs, and advocating extending the stream base classes in userland programs.

If you want to learn more about streams and stream3 in particular, watch Isaac’s talk from our “A Midsummer Night’s System” meetup.