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Node Weekly Issue 12
November 28, 2013
Featured
Introducing Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS)
A suite of open source Node.js tools for Microsoft’s Visual Studio (2012 or 2013) that includes IntelliSense, profiling, debugging and more. Scott Hanselman shows them off beautifully in this screenshot-packed post.
Scott Hanselman
Keeping The npm Registry Awesome The npm repository, currently hosted by Nodejitsu, is a valuable part of the Node and JavaScript communities but it has recently suffered some unfortunate downtime. This post acts as both a post-mortem and an invitation to support npm through a crowdfunding campaign.
Node.js Blog
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Reading
Analysis of Walmart's Node.js Memory Leak
A fascinating insight into hunting down the cause of a memory leak being experienced by developers at Walmart Labs. Hours of investigation boiled it down to a one line fix. You can also follow their method in a three part video walkthrough.
Joyent
How Node.js Has Revolutionized the Mail Online The Daily Mail is a popular (though controversial) British tabloid with a similarly popular online arm called Mail Online. This article looks at how Node.js has enabled their developers to work and deploy interesting features across the site more quickly.
nearForm
DataHero, Providing Instant Access to Your Data via Node.js
StrongLoop In the Loop
Watching and Listening
SailsCasts: Learning About Sails.js One Screencast At A Time A series of screencasts showing you how to use Sails.js, an impressive real-time MVC framework for Node.js with Rails influences.
Irl Nathan
Level Me Up Scotty: Building a Node Chat App in 17 Minutes With all the innovation in the world of Node.js, we can create a simple, real-time and persistent browser chat application in just a few lines of code, without using any frameworks. Watch Julian Gruber live code one in 17 minutes.
Julian Gruber
Libraries, Code and Tools
Genome.js: Making DNA Analysis Easy in JavaScript A fully open source platform built on Node.js that utilizes streams for high-performance analysis of DNA SNPs. Yes, you too can now push your 23andMe data into JavaScript and work out if you’re immune to norovirus.
Fractal
Tpyo: To Get Away with Making Typos in JavaScript Property Names Powered by ES6 proxies and the Levenshtein string distance algorithm, so you can write things like array.lnegth or array.tosTr1ng() and it’ll work. Obviously don’t ever use this in real code ;-)
Mathias Bynens
KrakenJS: A Secure, Scalable Layer that Extends Express with Structure and Conventions
PayPal
Switch Between Different .npmrc Files with Ease and Grace If you use a private npm registry, you know the pain of switching between a bunch of different .npmrc files and manually managing symlinks. Let that be a problem no more.
Conrad Pankoff
npmd: A Faster npm Client An alternative npm client that uses LevelDB and local replication to improve performance by eliminating unnecessary network round-trips.
Dominic Tarr
Boomlet: Bookmarklet Compiler A bookmarklet compiler that encloses, encodes, minifies your JavaScript and opens an HTML page with your new bookmarklet for immediate use.
Buster Collings
New Secure-Filters NPM Module for Simpler Output Sanitization
J. Stashewsky
Jobs
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Maker Studios
Full-Stack Engineer at Zaption (San Francisco, CA) Zaption is an education-technology company that makes video interactive for learning. Solve real problems with Node, Knockout, and MongoDB. We're very small, venture-funded, and have serious revenue. Talk to us.
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