Two different technologies have growing mindshare when it comes to high-performance Web applications: node.js and the Go language. How do these compare, in terms of development, community, and performance? What happens when a company decides to move from node.js to Go? Is it a clear win? If not, what are the trade-offs? In this talk, Kelsey Falter describes the decision-making process that she and her company went through in making such a transition. She provides an interesting comparison between node.js and Golang, and how a company might decide between the two.