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Mitchell Mutandah
Mitchell Mutandah

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Chillin' with WinterJS: The Need for Speed...or Just Some Cold Air?

Announcing WinterJS 1.0, the fastest Javascript web server now also supporting Cloudflare applications and React Server Components

Hey everyone and welcome 👋,

So, WinterJS just hit the scene and it's making some waves! Picture this: a JavaScript runtime that's all about speed and compatibility with Winter CG standards. Winter CG, for those who don't know, is like the referee for server-side JavaScript, making sure all runtimes play nice together. It's a big deal because it means your code should run smoothly no matter where you deploy it.

Now, WinterJS isn't messing around. It's built with Rust and Spider Monkey, and it's even WebAssembly compatible. Plus, it's already rocking server components, which is pretty slick. But the real kicker? It's fast. Like, really fast. We're talking 150,000 requests per second fast. That's no small feat.

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But, hold up a sec. Let's not forget about the reigning champ, Bun. Remember my article about Bun being the speed demon of runtimes? Well, WinterJS is throwing its hat in the ring, claiming to be even faster. But wait, are the numbers really adding up? Some folks are raising eyebrows at the benchmarks, pointing out some sneaky comparisons and potential issues with the testing setup.


But here's the kicker: Is WinterJS truly the new king of the runtime hill, or are we just seeing some fancy marketing? I'm curious to hear what you all think. Drop me a line and let's chat about it.

Please take a moment to explore the official blog from Wasmer introducing WinterJS v1.0.

Until next time, stay curious!


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Melody Mbewe

Exciting to see WinterJS 1.0 in action! Can't wait to see if it lives up to its speed claims.

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Povilas Brilius

AVG derbis outside
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