I agree. I never understood their seemingly consistent bad attitude towards the rest of the community. Now about the speed increase claims: based on what I've seen in the uWebSockets repo, their http implementation (https://github.com/uWebSockets/uWebSockets/blob/094ee3fcbc7cc1e3adeb81f408374c5f1833363e/nodejs/http.h) is far from complete/compatible with node, so I would expect quite a few applications would break if they were to blindly port over to using this alternative http implementation. Node would be faster too if it didn't have to implement a lot of sanity/safety checks, implement a full EventEmitter interface, properly support node's streams interface, handle special headers appropriately, etc. What would be more useful is a performance comparison once node compatibility is *all there*.