Node Weekly
July 23, 2015  #96
The NODE_ENV environment variable can be used to set whether an Express should run in a production, development, or test environment. This can have performance implications. The TLDR is “never ever run Express in production without NODE_ENV set accordingly.”

Sahat Yalkabov
An epic (it’s billed as a ‘97 minute read’) tutorial bringing together Node, MongoDB, Socket.IO and React + Flux to build a useful app, and ultimately deploying it on Heroku.

Stephan Ahlf
Brings the power of JavaScript debugging within Chrome’s Developer Tools out to Node. There’s a video if you want to see it in action.

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Patrick Catanzariti
NodeBots are physical robotic devices that can be controlled via or using Node.js. As ‘International NodeBots Day’ is this Saturday, maybe it’s time to have a play?

Telerik Developer Network
Raymond Camden walks through how he built a proof-of-concept app that offers a dynamic CMS built with Node.js that generates a static site for deployment.

Mate Marschalko
A quick look at how a gamepad was wired up to control a remote control car via the HTML5 Gamepad API, Node, and an Arduino device.


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