An Introduction to Luvit

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B201


Luvit is a new open source asynchronous framework. We will dive into what this project does, how it works, and what the goals are for the future.


Luvit is a new asynchronous framework similar to Node.js based on Lua. Tim Caswell created the project and it is released under an Apache 2 license.

Luvit is faster than Node.js, uses less memory, and is ideal for certain environments. The following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Luvit – HTTP Server Example, Object Model
  • Practical Uses – Embedded, Virtual Servers, Mobile Devices
  • Call for Help – Developers, Documentation, How to Contribute

Speaking experience

OSB 2011 2009, linux plumbers 2009 2010, Ignite Portland, various internal conferences.