Node Weekly
August 25, 2016  #152
Guy Podjarny
Using npm packages inevitably exposes you to certain security risks. Ask these 7 questions to improve your exposure to common issues.

npm, Inc.
Many packages accidentally include the ‘fs’ package as a dependency despite being a built-in Node module. This caused major issues when the npm package was deleted. It has since been restored.

Vladimir de Turckheim
“The chain used to include instances of modules can be tampered to allow modification of required dependencies.” One to be aware of, rather than use, of course.

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Alex Rudenko
A practical example of building a simple server-side app that tracks page views for static websites, using Koa, a leaner framework than Express.

Mikeal Rogers
At Node.js Live London, Mikeal Rogers gave a quick 15 minute talk on the growth of Node and where things are headed from the Node Foundation’s point of view.


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