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January 15, 2015  #69
1.0.0 dropped two days ago (but 1.0.1 is now available). It differs from Node 0.10.35 quite a bit, and its ES6 support appears to be a leading feature.

Yaron Naveh
Brings together blessed (curses-like library) with drawille (Unicode braille character drawing library) to create terminal-based apps that support graphical dashboards, graphs, charts, and more. This is well worth checking out.

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node-webkit has been a popular toolkit for building JavaScript-powered desktop apps and has now been renamed NW.js as the name no longer made sense (since it uses io.js and Chromium now, not Node and WebKit).

Using Amazon’s Lambda service, Lambdaws ‘cloudifies’ any JavaScript function — including existing libraries — with no extra code. Clever stuff.

Gergely Nemeth
What is io.js, how does it differ from Node, and what are its aims? A very short and simple overview.

Sarah Allen
Sails.js is a Node.js MVC framework that sits on top of Express and provides more structure for apps.


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