Node Weekly
November 19, 2015  #113
Tim Pettersen
A tutorial packed with tips for building a script or command line tool using Node and npm, from parsing command line options to rendering colored output and progress bars.

A 30 minute Nodevember talk by Jordan Kasper that walks through some strategies for testing Node apps using Mocha.

Visual Studio Code is a code editor built by Microsoft. It’s mostly written in TypeScript and runs as a desktop app using Node and Electron.

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Visual Studio based developers rejoice. Now includes a Quick IntelliSense mode, better debugging, npm 3 support, Code Snippets support, improved performance, and more.

Jeremiah Senkpiel
Mostly minor upgrades and updates. npm and http_parser have been upgraded, and a few core packages have had bugs fixed.

Alexander Gugel
I doubt npm will be toppled soon, but it’s great to see new ideas in package management come along and get absorbed.

“We’ve got a network utilization regression that’s at the root of the npm3 install performance.” This is a very extensive dive.

Azat Mardan
A set of 9 videos following the course provided by the ExpressWorks app, a local, interactive tool that helps you learn Express.js.


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