After sending more time than I wanted on a NodeJS version of Pesto, I came to the conclusion that NodeJS was not the language of choice for that service. This was given away when I found the multi-threaded Thrift server classes for Python.


Of course! JavaScript is not a multi-treaded language. Pesto, though, is supposed to be the responsive messaging center of the whole viewer framework. This kinda requires multi-threading.

I originally chose JavaScript/NodeJS because I wanted to build a fancy, interactive, and responsive web interface to Pesto. Guess I will have to do that with some Python libraries. The Python 2 vs Python 3 fork is concerning when thinking of the long term but I’ll have to see how that plays out.