Fix Python – Combining node.js and Python

Node.js is a perfect match for our web project, but there are few computational tasks for which we would prefer Python. We also already have a Python code for them.
We are highly concerned about speed, what is the most elegant way how to call a Python “worker” from node.js in an asynchronous non-blocking way?
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Fix Python – On localhost, how do I pick a free port number?

I’m trying to play with inter-process communication and since I could not figure out how to use named pipes under Windows I thought I’ll use network sockets. Everything happens locally. The server is able to launch slaves in a separate process and listens on some port. The slaves do their work and submit the result to the master. How do I figure o….