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Node Weekly Issue 10
November 7, 2013
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Welcome to issue 10 of Node Weekly. Please note we're taking a break next week so the next issue will be on Thursday, November 21. See you then :-)
CylonJS: JavaScript Robotics Made Simple A simple, yet powerful way to create solutions that incorporate multiple, different hardware devices at the same time. Johnny Five is another one worth investigating for Arduino.
The Hybrid Group
Developing Mobile Apps with Node.js and MongoDB: A Series From IBM An IBM ‘Extreme Blue’ team used Node on a project and compared it to Java. This is an interesting look at a single enterprise’s approach to Node and how Node beat out Java in many ways.
IBM developerWorks
How PayPal is Being Revolutionized by Node.js and Lean UX A look at how development at PayPal now runs behind the scenes on Node.js-based services.
Creating a Single Page Todo App with Node and Angular A to-the-point walkthrough of building an app on a MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) stack.
Chris Sevilleja
Why Use Node.js? A Case-by-Case Introduction An intelligent look at a variety of scenarios where Node makes sense and how it differs to other solutions.
Deploying Node applications with Capistrano, GitHub, Nginx and Upstart
eBay Dev Blog
How to Handle a Bunch of Requests Using JS Promises
Stefan Judis
What You Need To Know About Node.js A high level piece but something you might forward on to newcomers to share the buzz.
How to Develop A Tweeting Command-Line Application with Flatiron.js Flatiron.js is an adaptable, decoupled framework that can be used for both webapps and command line apps.
Dmitri Voronianski
Intro to Grunt via the 'Cabin' Static Site Generator
Chris Wren
550 Regression Tests in 4 Minutes with Joyent Manta To find a performance regression between Node v0.10 and v0.11, T J Fontaine used Joyent Manta (a big data compute service from Joyent) instead of git-bisect to find the offending commits among all 550 commits of the development branch in under 4 minutes.
Watching and Listening
How to Cluster Node.js Processes In this 15 minute talk from a Node Miniconf and Hackathon held at the StrongLoop offices, Sam Roberts shows how to cluster Node processes with various NPM modules.
How to Debug Node Apps with Node Inspector A 20 minute talk by Miroslav Bajtos where he shows you how to debug your Node apps using the latest enhancements to Node Inspector.
Libraries, Code and Tools
Holler.js: A Node.js Real-Time Notification Service
v86: x86 Virtualization in JavaScript, Running in the Browser and on Node The technology behind a popular demo a few weeks ago has now been open sourced.
Fabian Hemmer
npm-check-updates: Find Newer Versions of Dependencies Than What Your package.json Allows
Tomas Junnone
suspend: Generator-Based Asynchronous Control Flow Library for Node.js A control flow library that enables clean, pseudo-synchronous syntax for asynchronous interactions. Based on generators, designed to “play nice” with Node’s callback conventions and/or promises.
node-pac: Pack Your node_modules As *.tgz Files for Version Control and Easy Deploys
Mike Frey
Eclipse Orion 4.0 (Web-Based IDE) Released For background, see the recently published article “Meet Eclipse Orion: For the cloud, in the cloud”.
disposable-redis: Gives You A Redis Server to Toy with and Throw Away Well suited for situations where your app requires a Redis server for testing.
Helge S. Holm
Grasp: Search and Replace for JavaScript Code Based On Structure A command line utility for searching and replacing in JavaScript code, but unlike grep or sed, it considers the structure behind the code (the abstract syntax tree) rather than the plain text.
George Zahariev
Curiosity: Raw Metrics from your JavaScript Project's Source
Veselin Todorov
BackboneORM: A Polystore ORM for Node.js and the Browser BackboneORM was designed to provide a consistent, polystore ORM across Node.js and the browser.
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Maker Studios
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