#​483 — April 25, 2023

Read on the Web

Together with  Crunchydata
Node.js Weekly

How to Process a CSV File Faster in Node with Rust and NAPI-RSNAPI-RS is a framework for building pre-compiled Node.js addons in Rust. This post looks at using it for practical ends, namely being able to process CSV data with high performance.

Alexandru Olaru

Building a Modern gRPC Microservice with Node and Connect — An interesting tutorial that digs into how the engineers at Dopt built a gRPC-powered internal microservice using Node and the Connect suite of gRPC libraries. It's great to see a tutorial built off of a real, production-level experience.

Joe McKenney

The Postgres Experience You Always Wanted — “What a different support experience Crunchy is. Every support ticket is valuable. We’re encouraged to ask questions. We’re able to do so much more working with a partner who cares as much about data as we do." Rob Sullivan, CareRev.

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Dissecting npm Malware: Five Packages and Their Evil Install Scripts — npm related security continues to be a big topic (hold on to your hats, that's what the next item is about as well 😆) and a common security vector is the install script that’s run when you install a package.

Gabi Dobocan (Sandworm)

GitHub Introduces npm Package Provenance — As stewards of the official npm registry, GitHub is keen to improve its security. Now, if you build npm packages through GitHub Actions, you can publish the provenance of your package which gives users a way to verify which repo a package was built from (and how).

DeHamer and Harrison (GitHub)


How Postgres Triggers Can Simplify Your Backend Development — A trigger is a special type of function that automatically executes in response to a specific database event, such as a table insertion, deletion, or update, which allows you to offload certain logic to the database itself.

The Mythical Engineer

Building and Dockerizing a Node App with Stateless Architecture — Then deploying it on the Kinsta platform.

Smashing Magazine

How to Install Node.js 20 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Josh Sherman

🛠 Code & Tools

Linker.js: Access C, C++, Rust and Go Libraries from Node — A dynamic C-shared library linker that provides an interface for accessing any C-shared libraries (which all of C, C++, Rust and Go can produce). Linux only for now.


❤️ Loving console.log Is Easy, but Hate 😡 Losing Context to View Messy Output — Developer productivity tools Wallaby.js, Quokka.js, and Console Ninja show console.log values and errors right next to your code.

Wallaby.js sponsor

SuperTest: HTTP Assertions Made Easy — Got an HTTP API to test? SuperTest provides a fluent API for chaining together requests and expectations. Uses superagent behind the scenes and works with HTTP/2 too.

TJ Holowaychuk et al.

chalk-animation: Colorful Animations in Terminal Output — Provides a variety of different effects for your text, including a rainbow effect, pulsing, and glitchiness.

Boris K


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