Tom Croucher

Tom Croucher

Reliability and scale

San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • SRE
  • Reliability
  • Scale
  • Node.js
  • High-performance Web Applications
  • JavaScript
  • Accessibility
  • Web Standards
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Tom Croucher is a Staff SRE at Uber. Previously he was CTO at, the world's largest online petition site, ran Jetpacks for Dinosaurs, a consultancy specialising in Node.js and High Performance web sites. Jetpacks for Dinosaurs' clients include Walmart and MySpace. He also worked at Joyent as Chief Evangelist with the Node.js team and at Yahoo as a senior Technology Evangelist. In addition to publishing new research in computing, Tom has contributed to a number of Web standards for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). Over the course of his Tom has worked with many leading organisation and companies such as Walmart, Yahoo!, MySpace, Joyent, NASA, Tesco, Three telecom and UK Channel 4, and others.

Node: Up and Running Node: Up and Running
by Tom Croucher, Mike Wilson
April 2012
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99

Tom Hughes-Croucher on Node Tom Hughes-Croucher on Node
by Tom Croucher
March 2011
Video: $69.99

Webcast: Realtime Web Systems
February 24, 2011
In this Development session we are going to have Q&A with three of our speakers. First Steve Huffman will field questions on the use of Tornado and ZeroMQ at Hipmunk. Second James Phillips will reveal how AOL is able to target ads instantly. Finally...

"This is a 'must' for programmers looking to move to the next step."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, August 2012, Volume 7, Number 8

"This intelligent guide to Node.js the perfect solution for those needing to get acquainted with serverside JavaScript application development. The projects and sample code provided by the authors, both Node experts, are essential and valuable learning tools."
--Michael Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing, Vol. 17 No. 4/5, July/October 2012

"As an introduction it serves its purpose very well and entices front-end developers with some great server-side code that can be built with their JavaScript skills. It’s an exciting time to be a JavaScript developer!"
--Jeremy Schultz, Designorati

"If you are new to Node, but not JavaScript, and are looking for a good overview, this is a good choice for you."
--T. Crawford,

"The book is clear and approachable and is probably the best place to start if you want to kick the tires on Node. Recommended. "
--Andrew Binstock, Dr. Dobbs