Deno 1.28 Released (Now with 1.3 Million New Modules..?) — Yes, we know Deno isn’t Node (it is an anagram of it, though 😏) but given its shared provenance and now that Deno now officially supports using npm modules in a ‘stable’ way, this is newsworthy. If you are heavily attached to the npm ecosystem, experimenting with Deno is easier than ever (plus there’s no
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module now supports mocking during testing via a top-level mock object (example in post).
also gets recursive watching support on Linux. There’s no more ‘experimental feature’ warning for the Fetch API either 🎉
TypeScript 4.9 has landed. Not a lot for Node in particular, except file watching now uses file system events which is more efficient than the old default of frequent polling.
GitHub has been opening up its online dev environment Codespaces to more users in the past week. Hitesh Choudhary has a ▶️ 40-minute crash course which demonstrates building a simple Node app in Codespaces.
▶ Augmenting Node.js with WebAssembly — A 15-minute talk from NodeConf EU 2022 covering WebAssembly from the ground up, why it could matter to Node.js developers, plus a basic demo. A good, friendly primer.
🛠 Code & Tools
Nuxt 3.0: The Vue.js-Based Webapp Framework — Two years in the making, 3.0 is a rewrite of the Nuxt framework based on Vite, Vue 3, and Nitro (the server engine) with first-class TypeScript support. Node 14, 16, 18 and 19 are all supported, so if Vue is your thing, this could be the full stack approach for you.
#479 — March 23, 2023 Read on the Web 🔒 npm Granular Access Tokens Now Generally Available — The granular access token feature on the npm registry is now generally available, allowing you to restrict Read more…
#478 — March 16, 2023 Read on the Web Shell-Free Scripts with Execa 7.1 — Execa is a popular process execution library for Node and the latest version includes an interesting 1$ method feature for Read more…