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Node Weekly Issue 15
December 19, 2013
Koa: Next-Generation Web Framework for Node.js Koa is a new web framework by the team behind Express, which aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Leveraging generators, Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and improve error-handling.
Node.js in 2013 Timeline: A Year in Review A timeline showing some of this year's Node news from the release of Node 0.10 through to.. the timeline being created ;-)
Gergely Nemeth
Announcing Elasticsearch.js For Node.js And The Browser Elasticsearch is a superb, powerful search and analytics engine and it now has an official JavaScript client for both Node.js and modern browsers.
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Nicolas Bevacqua
Monolithic Node.js A long but interesting read about Node.js’s role in building large-scale systems and how the author’s company has achieved it.
Richard Rodger
End to End Testing with CasperJS Explains how to test the client side of a Backbone application via the PhantomJS-based CasperJS.
Gary Ryan
Rendering on the Server and Client in Node.js
Craig Spaeth
Handling OAuth2 with Node.js and Angular.js: Passport to The Rescue A look at providing a log-in flow for a Node app using the OAuth2 authentication services provided by the likes of Facebook, Google or Twitter.
Matthew Tyler
Libraries, Code and Tools
node-websocketd: A Lightweight Node Port of websocketd websocketd is a Go app that can turn any application that uses stdio/stdout into a WebSocket server. This does the same from Node in 13 lines of code.
Julian Gruber
Feathers: Get REST and Real-time APIs Running by using Services Sits on top of Express.js and provides a simple framework for building Meteor-style real-time apps. Allows you to build services (CRUD-style) that automatically come with a REST API and Socket.IO events.
Logan: A Mini Template System for The Console using 'colors' Makes it easy to write cleaner code when doing a lot of colored logs by separating content from style.
Gulp: The Streaming Build System The article Getting Started with Gulp will come in useful too.
likely.js: For Collaborative Filtering and Making Recommendations Takes an input training matrix where the rows represent users and the columns represent items that have been rated by the user. After training, you can retrieve a list of recommended items and their estimated ratings for any given user.
Sean Byrnes
NodeTemplate: Full Featured Skeleton for JSON API with Node & Express
Avner Cohen
npm_lazy: A Lazy Local Cache for npm
Mikito Takada
Hexo: Fast, Simple & Powerful Static-File Node.js Blog Framework
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