#​397 — July 15, 2021

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A TypeScript Express Starter App — A boilerplate app generator for getting a RESTful API up and running quickly. You can choose from sub-templates covering the basics, using Sequelize, Mongoose, TypeORM, Prisma, or Knex too.


Node v16.5.0 (Current) Released — The big change here is experimental support for the Web Streams API. You have to use stream/web to get it and you’ll get a warning, but it’s ready to play around with now. npm also goes up to v7.19.1, V8 gets a small bump, and lots of tiny tweaks and fixes.

Michaël Zasso

Uptime Monitoring Is Now Available in AppSignal — Uptime monitoring is the first line of defense against downtime. Ping your apps every minute from 4 locations around the world and receive alerts when something is down. Now you'll know about downtime before your users do.

AppSignal sponsor


  • Type node.new into your location bar and you get directed to a StackBlitz sandbox for creating a simple Node app right in the browser. (The .new TLD is specifically designed to be used for 'shortcuts' for creating things.)

  • Next.js has passed 70,000 stars on GitHub. Congratulations to them. Here's their growth plotted against other popular projects.

Managing Node.js Docker Images in GitHub Packages with GitHub Actions — How to publish Node projects as Docker images and then push them to the GitHub Packages container registry.

Liran Tal

How Does Node Load Its Built-In/Native Modules? — How does Node locate and load its JavaScript powered internals, and how can you tinker around by editing such internals yourself?

Joyee Cheung

The Ultimate Guide to Cardinality for Observability

Lightstep sponsor

Using Redis with Node.jsRedis is a popular data structure server commonly used for tasks like caching and message broking.

Ivaylo Gerchev

🛠 Code and Tools

Fuzzball: Fuzzy String Matching Library — To tackle those cases where what’s typed isn’t quite what’s indexed. There’s a neat tree-themed Web-based demo. GPL licensed.


The Official MongoDB Node.js Driver v4.0 — A significant update a year in the making which completes a migration to TypeScript and adds support for some features added in MongoDB 5.0. GitHub repo.

MongoDB, Inc.

Mock Service Worker: API Mocking Library for Browser and Node — Intercepts requests which you can then mock. Capture outgoing requests using an Express-like routing syntax, complete with parameters, wildcards, and regexes. GitHub repo.

Artem Zakharchenko

Build Video for Your Node App That Just Works

Mux sponsor

new-tailwind-app: A Node-based CLI to Generate Boilerplate Code for Different Tailwind Apps — Like create-react-app, but for Tailwind. Start a plain Tailwind project or generate one with based on Next.js, React, Gatsby, or Vue, with Prettier integration.

Saad Irfan

fzstd: High Performance Zstandard Decompression in a Pure JS Package
Arjun Barrett

node-html-parser 4.1.0: Fast HTML Parser with Basic Element Query Support
Tao Qiufeng and ashi009

Johnny Five 2.1: A JavaScript Robotics and IoT Programming Framework
Rick Waldron

lily: A Simple Options Parser Inspired by yargs
Jakub T. Jankiewicz

💻 Jobs

Nodejs + Fintech + FullStack == You — Product Engineering Artists Seek Senior Level JS Devs Interested in Creator Economy Fintech Project.

Backend Engineer - Crypto Payments (Remote) — With over 7 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges.

Find a Job Through Hired — Create a profile on Hired to connect with hiring managers at growing startups and Fortune 500 companies. It's free for job-seekers.