Small, modular, and... slow?
NodeBB is zippy. It's an underdog, the David to the Goliaths of the forum community.
A large part of why that is is because we don't implement features that slow down the overall system. We leverage Node.js' event loop to eliminate unnecessary idling, and we defer as much as we can to the client-side unless absolutely necessary.
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I wonder how much faster this community would be if we weren't on a shared 512mb box running a ton of other sites too lool #nobudget
Actually, gives me an idea for a new thread... http://community.nodebb.org/topic/1080/what-s-your-hardware-specs#7911
Well said and done as well. That's a pretty steep load time reduction from 965 to 170.