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Node Weekly Issue 8
October 24, 2013
Featured
Node HTTP DoS Vulnerability (Fixed in Node v0.8.26 and v0.10.21) If you’re on v0.8.25 or v0.10.20 or earlier and you use the http module in a non-proxied scenario, it’s time to upgrade to 0.8.26 and 0.10.21 because a serious vulnerability has been discovered that could cause an attacker to clog up your app.
Official Node Blog
Node.js Knockout - Nov 8-10th, 2013 - 25 Spots For Our Readers Node Knockout is a 48-hour online hackathon where you create a Node app for fun and a chance to win some prizes. It takes place over November 8-10 and is currently full.. except for 25 special places left aside for Node Weekly and JavaScript Weekly readers :-)
Node Knockout
Code Climate: Automated Code Reviews of JavaScript Code
Code Climate became well known for providing an automated code review service on Ruby code and now it supports JavaScript and Node as well. The team there have given us a promo code to share with you for 20% off in case you’re interested (it works for one week).
Code Climate Blog
Stripe Introduces Official Node.js Support Stripe is a popular, modern payments processor. They now have an officially maintained library for Node.js making it easier than ever to take payments from a Node powered webapp.
Stripe
New Relic Can Now Monitor Node.js Applications Rounding off a hat trick of vendor news released all on the same day, app performance monitoring gurus New Relic have finally released their official support for Node.js app instrumentation and monitoring.
New Relic
Reading
Handling Errors in Node.js
Sean Massa
Ghost - Just a Blogging Platform Eric Terpstra explores what’s going on under the covers in Ghost with Node.js and Express, how to get started and how to customize it to suit your needs.
Flippin' Awesome
Tracing Node.js Add-on Latency David Pacheco demonstrates using DTrace along with Node’s built-in DTrace probes for monitoring the latency of asynchronous operations started by add-ons.
Joyent
Scan The Google Chrome Cache for A String Using Node Don’t ask why, but you can.
Pete Otaqui
Building a Google Calendar Booking App with MongoDB, ExpressJS, AngularJS, and Node.js The first in a yet-to-come series. Covers bringing in the required libraries, connecting to MongoDB, and Google authorization.
Jonathan Broquist
Performance Comparison Between Node.js and Java EE For Reading JSON Data from CouchDB As always, don’t treat benchmarks as the gospel truth.
Marc Fasel
Libraries, Code and Tools
Jung: Lightweight, Flexible, File-Watching Command Runner
Jesse Keane
Imaging: Draw Images Into Your Terminal (Without node-canvas)
Guankaishe
Division: Simple and Powerful Wrapper Over Node.js's Cluster API
Tomasz Sobczak
Jobs
Full Stack JavaScript Developer (Bristol, UK) Help us revolutionise personal finance. Join us as we build a suite of tools to help people better plan and manage their finances. Our stack built around small maintainable Node.JS services connecting to Backbone apps with some D3 sugar on top.
Front-End Engineer at Yelp - San Francisco Yelp is looking for a front end developer who walks the HTML, CSS and JavaScript stack with ease. In this role you would do everything from implementing new UIs and features to battling browser inconsistencies through daily release cycles.
Yelp
Last but not least..
An Introduction to libuv libuv is a key part of Node that provides an event loop and callback based notifications of I/O and other activities. This is an extensive guide to how it ticks and what it does.
Nikhil Marathe
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