#​495 — July 18, 2023

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Upgrading TypeORM with jscodeshiftTypeORM is an ORM that supports both Data Mapper and Active Record patterns, and last year it introduced some breaking changes that left the author of this post facing a lot of updates to be made. What to do? Write a ‘codemod’ to automate the job! Even if you don’t use TypeORM, this post might give you some ideas for other places to use a code rewriting approach.

Clinton Blackburn

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Pacquet: A New, Experimental Package Manager for Node — Forget your npms, pnpms, and Yarns.. there’s a fresh face in town? Pacquet, written in Rust, is primarily a learning experiment for the author (who happens to be on Node.js core), but with package managers sharing ideas all the time, you never know..

Yagiz Nizipli


Deploying a Fastify and Vue 3 Static Site to Heroku — One way to get the benefits of a static site architecture but retain the option to flexibly add server-side functionality later.

Liran Tal

Useful Functions for a (Deno) HTTP Server — One way to think about an HTTP-based service is functionally, with requests going in, being processed, and a response heading out. The author explores Deno’s new Deno.serve function and how both it and the /x/http_fns functions can provide a more functional approach to common HTTP tasks. Possible food for thought even in Node with things like Hono picking up pace.


You Might Not Need Jest — The Node.js Native Test Runner Is Great
Paweł Grzybek

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YouTube.js 5.5: A Wrapper Around YouTube's Private 'InnerTube' API — A year ago I wondered if this would continue to work, but apparently it does, and it uses the same behind the scenes API as official YouTube clients (you've gotta love the name 'inner tube'..). As always, though, your mileage may vary.


fusion.ssg: A Minimal Framework for Static Websites — Think React may be overkill for a simple, static project? This new framework might be all you need. Here’s ▶️ a video demo of it in operation.

Jeff Schwartz

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nve 16.1: Run Things With a Specific Node.js Version — Execute a file, command, or REPL using a specific version (or multiple versions) of Node. For example, you could run npm test over multiple versions at once. v16.1 lets you specify a Node version stored in a package.json, .nvmrc, or similar file.


modbus-serial: Pure JS MODBUS-RTU ImplementationModbus is a standard communications protocol used by industrial devices, in robotics, irrigation controllers, etc. and works over serial connections or TCP.

Yaacov Zamir

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BullMQ 4.5: Reliable, Redis-Based Distributed Queue for Node — A fast, reliable Redis-based distributed queue for Node with a focus on stability and atomicity.

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Knex.js 2.5: A Query Builder for Multiple Databases — Knex is a popular ‘batteries included’ SQL query builder that supports Postgres, MySQL, SQL Server, SQLite3, and other SQL databases. v2.5 adds mostly small bits and pieces including a helper for using UUIDs in schemas.


Kanel: Generate TypeScript Types from Postgres — It works by inspecting a live database and outputs code you can add to a TypeScript project and use with something like Knex (above) – GitHub repo.

Kristian Dupont

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