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Optimizing Search in JavaScript

Optimizing Search in JavaScript

Skiplist is JavaScript turtles all the way down.

It is like a zombie virus. The language has taken over everything. And, my hand has a bite. Do I embrace my inner JavaScript kitty, become what I have always feared, or should I chop it off while I have a chance?

This week I optimized an in-memory cache lookup. The customer dataset was a few orders of magnitude larger than anticipated. As a result, we had to refactor an in-memory cache data structure.