GitHub Rolling Out Enforced 2FA and More for npm Registry — Many public code package registries have suffered issues with user security in recent years, and a single compromised package can cause havoc in the npm ecosystem in particular. GitHub are, therefore, moving forward with plans for ‘enhanced login verification’ including enforced 2FA for publishers of high impact packages in early 2022. If you want to check your npm account and improve its security, now is the time!
Why You Should Check-In Your Node Dependencies — “I currently work at Google on the Chrome DevTools team and we check our node_modules folder into source control. At first this struck me as unusual, but I’ve come to believe that there are some major benefits to this approach that I think more people should consider.”
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Chalk 5.0, the popular terminal styling library, is now out, and has gone pure ESM. TypeScript users will want to stick with Chalk 4 until TypeScript 4.6, however.
On Node.js Memory Limits: What You Should Know — Node.js is pretty efficient in terms of its memory use so you might never run into its limits, but it’s worth understanding how Node’s memory management works and how to handle limits and things like memory leaks before they crop up in your app.
Fighting TLS Fingerprinting with Node — For a whole variety of reasons, some sinister, many commercial, a lot of online services want to track people and their use of the Web – fingerprinting is one way to do this, and the way TLS requests are made can add to this, as demonstrated here.
#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…