#334 — April 16, 2020

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Node Weekly

npm Has Now (Actually) Joined GitHub — We announced GitHub’s acquisition of npm a month ago but now the process is complete. Not much real news here but the plan is to now focus on community engagement and improving registry infrastructure.

Jeremy Epling (GitHub)

Node v13.13.0 (Current) Releasedfs.readv is a new function to sequentially read from an array of ArrayBufferViews, util.inspect now lets you specify a maximum length for printed strings, the default maximum HTTP header size has been increased to 16KB, there are three new collaborators, and more.

Michaël Zasso

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RedisGreen sponsor

▶  Watch the Live Coding of a New Feature for Node.js — This is not something for novices, but if the idea of watching ‘over the shoulder’ of a Node.js collaborator implementing a new feature directly into Node itself interests you.. this could be a valuable hour spent.

Vladimir de Turckheim

node-libcurl 2.1: libcurl Bindings for Nodelibcurl is a very powerful and well established way to fetch data from URLs across numerous protocols. node-libcurl 2.1.0 brings support for the latest version of libcurl (7.69.1) to us in the Node world.

Jonathan Cardoso Machado

npm's CTO: 'So Long, and Thanks for All The Packages!' — Ahmad Nassri was npm’s CTO but has now left. Here, he reflects on the past ten years of npm, the repo, the company, and the achievements of both.

Ahmad Nassri

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📚 Tutorials

Working With AWS Route 53 from Node — Route 53 is Amazon Web Services’ suite of DNS-related services. Like every AWS service, you can control it via an API, and here’s how to manipulate hosted zones from Node.

Valeri Karpov

Best Practices Learnt Running Express.js in Production for 4 Years — There’s a lot of stuff packed in here focused around middleware, testing, logging, and general concerns around scaling and keeping apps running in production.

Adnan Rahić

The Node.js Security Handbook — Improve the security of your Node.js app with the Node.js security handbook made for developers.

Sqreen sponsor

How To Set Up an Express API Backend Project with PostgreSQL — A pretty extensive walkthrough of creating an HTTP API using Express with Node.js and Postgres on the backend, then deploying it all on Heroku.

Chidi Orji

Porting to TypeScript Solved Our API Woes — From the guy behind the (in)famous Wat video comes a tale of porting a backend from Ruby to TypeScript.

Gary Bernhardt

How to Mass Rename Files in Node

Flavio Copes

▶  Let's Build a Digital Circuit Simulator In JavaScript — A special episode of the Low Level JavaScript series takes us on a brief journey into the world of digital logic.

Low Level JavaScript

The Story of How I Created a Way to Port Windows Apps to Linux — We mentioned ElectronCGI recently as a way to let .NET and Node.js code depend upon each other, but here its creator explains more about the how and why.

Rui Figueiredo

How to Create an Alexa Skill with Node — Implementing a custom ‘skill’ for Amazon Alexa by using Node and AWS Lambda.

Xavier Portilla Edo

🛠 Tools, Resources and Libraries

Node v10.20.1 (LTS) Released — If you’re still using Node 10, don’t use v10.20.0, use this, due to a bug in the .0 release.

Bethany Nicolle Griggs

emoji-regex: A Regular Expression to Match All Emoji-Only Symbols

Mathias Bynens

ip-num: A Library to Work with ASN, IPv4, and IPv6 Numbers — Happy in both Node and the browser.


Optimize Node.js Performance with Distributed Tracing in Datadog

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verify-json: Verify JSON Using a Lightweight Schema — A lighter weight alternative to something like JSON Schema.

Yusuf Bhabhrawala

middle-manager: A Lightweight 'No BS' Presentation Tool — A bit of humor, really. It turns Markdown into basic presentations but then the magic is it detects your ‘BS’ business language so you can remove it 😏