There was a time when Node.js streams were all the rage but over time the Node.js Core Streams codebase became extremely complex and hard to understand. Worse still, WHATWG introduced an API for browser Streams. The two Streams API’s are incompatible with each other and both are complex and leaky.

In this talk, a Node.js Core Streams maintainer presents a stream-less future by demonstrating how to use pure JavaScript: Async Iterators and Generators can give us everything Streams can while being completely cross-platform and highly performant.

As a Technical Director at NearForm, Matteo Collina consults for some of the top brands of the world. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of Node.js MQTT Broker, Mosca, the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework.

This talk was given at NodeJS Interactive Montreal, 2019.

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