Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 UTC


Change is in the air for Node.js! On top of the recent release of Node.js 10, the project itself has also had some updates across the board. Here’s a quick recap of just a few of the highlights from the last two weeks in Node.js:
What’s New in the Node.js Project
  • The Benchmarking WG is discussing a reported dip in the performance of cached requires that has been apparently occurring for some time now.
  • [email protected] shipped with some new functionality!
  • The Berlin Collaborator’s Summit is right around the corner, with quite a bit of work being put into it by various parties.
  • The Security WG is discussing how they can go about better reporting CVEs now that the Node.js project has a CVE block rather than reporting it to Mitre and hoping they assign a CVE in an appropriate timeframe.
  • The Build WG is discussing the possibility of integrating Jenkins and the new GitHub Checks API, pending some exploration into the work that needs to be done.
  • The i18n initiative has begun using the GitHub Projects feature to manage their progress, and is seeing some level of success with it already!
Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources
  • VS Code Live Share is a super awesome multi-user experience for VS Code and Visual Studio announced at Microsoft Build last week.
  • Orchestrating Node.js Containers with Kubernetes by Eric O’Rear shows you how to start using Node.js for microservices with Kubernetes.
  • Guess.js was announced at Google I/O last week and bring machine learning to the web for data-driven user experiences.
  • The Microsoft Edge DevTools Protocol was announced last week, putting another competitor into the DevTools space. Exciting to see this moving forward!
  • local-repl is a module that enables you to configure your Node.js REPL on a project-by-project basis.
  • I recently published How You Can Start Contributing to Node.js Today and you should definitely check it out.
One Last Thing...
If you find any awesome Node.js or JavaScript things over the next week (or beyond!), never hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @NodeSource to share and get it included in Need to Node - our DMs are open if you don’t want to share publicly!