zx 8.0 for better Node scripting

#​527 — April 9, 2024 Read on the Web zx v8.0: Google’s Way to Write Shell Scripts with Node — A long-standing way to make scripting a more pleasant experience. zx provides useful wrappers around 1child_process , escapes arguments and gives sensible defaults. v8.0 somehow makes zx 20x smaller, faster, Read more…

Bun 1.1 JavaScript toolkit backs Windows 10

Bun 1.1, the latest version of the Bun toolkit and drop-in Node.js replacement for building, testing, and running JavaScript and TypeScript, now supports Windows 10. The latest version is also more compatible with Node.js. To read this article in full, please click here

Deno boosts dependency management with JSR

Deno 1.42, the latest release of the JavaScript, TypeScript, and WebAssembly runtime, introduces support for JSR, a new package registry for JavaScript and TypeScript. The release also improves Node and NPM compatibility and startup times. Deno 1.42 was announced March 28. Users can upgrade in their terminal by running the Read more…

Node 21.7 and TypeScript 5.4

#​524 — March 12, 2024 Read on the Web Shiki 1.0: A Powerful Syntax Highlighter — A few months ago, we linked to Shikiji, a fork of Shiki that was created to push the project forward. Happily, the creators of both libraries decided to join forces and Shiki 1.0 was Read more…

Say hi to Rocket Turtle

#​522 — February 27, 2024 Read on the Web 🚀🐢  𝕏 Meet Node’s New Mascot? — Over on Twitter/X, the official Node account unveiled the result of the Node.js mascot design contest that ran recently, and Node’s new mascot is… Rocket Turtle (as seen above) by Angela Angelini. The folks over Read more…

Deno shrinks deno compile binaries

The developers of the Deno TypeScript/JavaScript runtime have reduced the size of 1deno compile binaries and introduced an official Linux ARM64 build with the newly released Deno 1.41 version. This latest release of the Node.js rival was unveiled February 22. Users can upgrade their Deno installation by running the following Read more…

To npm, or not to (include) npm?

#​521 — February 20, 2024 Read on the Web Apologies if you noticed there was no Node Weekly last week. This was intentional, but I forgot to mention it in advance. It’s the usual weekly service now until Easter, at least.. 🙂__Your editor, Peter Cooper Node Community Debates Enabling Corepack by Read more…