#​443 — June 23, 2022

Read on the Web

Using Web Streams in Node.js — Streams provide a handy abstraction for cleanly working with streaming data but Web Streams (a.k.a. WHATWG Streams) are a different, more broadly supported beast to classic Node.js streams. Dr. Axel starts from the basics but goes into a lot of depth here – a handy resource.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Alternatives to Installing npm Packages Globally — A topic that often trips folks up, also covered by the venerable doctor.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Integrate eSignatures in Your App in Less Than a Week — Enable document signing from anywhere with HelloSign’s eSignature functionality. Test the API for free.

HelloSign, a Dropbox Company sponsor

Puppeteer 15.0: Control Headless Chrome from NodePlaywright has taken a lot of the browser remote control attention in recent years, but Puppeteer, which focuses on Chrome, is still a great option. It now uses Chromium 103 and supports Node 18.


Microvium: A Tiny JavaScript Engine for Microcontrollers — How tiny? Try 8.5 kilobytes tiny and using just 34 bytes of RAM when idle. JavaScript has never been a natural fit for such constraints but projects like this (and Elk or low.js) are doing interesting things (here’s how Microvium works) and this one has particularly good language support. GitHub repo.

Michael Hunter



npm 8.13
Pino 8.1 – Fast JSON-powered logging.
Fastify 4.1 – Fast and low overhead web framework.
stripe-node 9.9 – Node library for the Stripe API.
Faker 7.3 – Generate fake data fast.
jsdom 20.0 – WHATWG DOM and HTML standards for Node.
zx 7.0.2 – Better shell scripting with Node.
Sequelize 6.21 – Promise-based multi SQL dialect ORM.
Opossum 6.4 – Circuit breaker for async functions.
pg-boss 7.4 – Postgres + Node job queueing system.

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🛠 Code & Tools

js-fire 1.0: Generate CLIs from JavaScript Objects — Google’s Python Fire is a Google tool for creating CLIs from Python objects and this JavaScript clone brings the same thing to us.

Craig Mulligan

Tinypool: An Even Smaller Node.js Worker Pool Library — A fork of the powerful Piscina that aims for fewer depdencies and a smaller footprint overall.


Node Transactional Notification Management System Saves Time and Money

Courier sponsor

Moon: A New Build System for the JavaScript Ecosystem — Built in Rust for performance, Moon appears to be focused on features for larger projects with lots of dependencies, developers, and processes. It’ll be interesting to see this one develop further.

Miles Johnson

node-website-scraper: Download A Site to a Local Directory — Imagine the functionality of

wget --mirror

but as a fully controllable and configurable Node library.

Sophia Antipenko

public-ip 6.0: Quickly Get Your Public IP Address — Works in both Node and browser and uses different approaches on each. v6 lets you choose between IPv6 and IPv4.

Sindre Sorhus

grammY: An Up-to-Date Telegram Bot Framework — Allegedly “makes creating Telegram bots so simple you already know how to do it.”


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Bitmovin Inc. sponsor

Middy 3.1: Node Middleware Engine for AWS Lambda — A popular way to simplify your code when building Node-powered serverless functions on AWS Lambda.

Luciano Mammino

PSD 0.2: Zero-Dependency PSD (Photoshop) Parser for Browser and NodeGitHub repo.



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