gyp, short for "Generate Your Projects", is a build system written by
Google that was specifically designed to build their Chromium web browser.
gyp makes it easy to develop such a large project because the developers can
create and test each piece individually by defining self-contained "targets".
Then at Release-time,
gyp makes it easy to stitch the "targets" together into
a single statically linked executable. Ryan Dahl once called it
"the module-system of C".
JSConf Argentina 2012, back in May, was my first real talk at a conference. Actually, it was my first public talk outside of speech class period! Needless to say, I was rather nervous. But regardless of that, I think the talk went well and I can't wait for JSConf Argentina 2013! Thanks Guillermo Rauch for putting on such an awesome event!
#node.js IRC room has been getting a lot more requests for building Node.js
for ARM processors lately. This has sparked my personal interest as well given the
fact that I had to compile node for the Raspberry Pi in order for this blog to be
running! That said, I'd like to share my experiences in cross-compiling from