#​505 — October 10, 2023

Read on the Web

✍️ Due to being on the road attending the inaugural AI Engineer Summit, this week’s issue was meant to be shorter than usual.. but I’m not sure it’s actually turned out that way 😅 In any case, we’re back to full service next week!
Your editor, Peter Cooper

Payload 2.0: A Headless CMS Platform Built on Node — There’s much to like about Payload if you need a Node-based headless CMS, including a customizable React-based admin system, GraphQL or REST APIs, flexible auth and file upload systems, etc. Enough features to “feel more like an app framework akin to Laravel,” says James. v2.0 introduces Postgres support (it was exclusively using MongoDB before), Vite support, an all new rich text editor, and more. GitHub repo.

James Mikrut

A Web Server ‘Hello World’ Benchmark: Go vs Node vs Nim vs Bun — The standard disclaimer applies: benchmarks are difficult and don’t always measure what you should care about. Nonetheless, they remain of interest and here’s a quick example comparing the simplest of HTTP servers in with Go, Node, Bun and Nim.

Daniel Lemire

Feel the Power of More Than 420,000 Teammates and Work #LikeABosch — At Bosch, we shape the future with high-quality technologies and services to inspire people and improve their lives. And it’s our people who make us remarkable. Our success is your success. Let’s celebrate together. Learn more.

Bosch sponsor

Japa 3.0: Node.js Testing Perfection? Perhaps. — From the same creator as AdonisJS, Japa slides into your existing workflows and has no build tool requirements. Its author even makes the bold claim that “Japa is as close to perfection as it can get when it comes to testing in Node.js.”

Harminder Virk

The Hidden Performance Cost of Node and GraphQL“GraphQL’s modular structure generally leads to code that instantiates excessive promises, which degrades request performance.”

Utsav Shah

💡 Postgraphile provides another Node-related approach on this topic.

Termost: Another CLI App Framework — You don’t need a framework to create CLI apps with Node, but if you want things like options parsing, colorful output, and a help system out of the box, systems like Commander.js and oclif can be handy. Termost offers another option focused around a fluent/chainable API approach, first class TypeScript support, and a lighter touch.

Ayoub Adib

The Basics of Deploying and Testing AWS Step Functions with Node

Camilo Reyes

📰 Classifieds

🧑‍💻 Check out this walkthrough and demo of Temporal, the simple, scalable, open source way to write and run reliable cloud applications.

🐘 Learn how Epsio eliminates the constant struggle and costs of optimizing complex PostgreSQL queries by incrementally maintaining the results of your heaviest queries.

Tailwind Elements: 500+ Bootstrap Components Recreated with Tailwind — And, specifically for Node developers, there’s an Express integration.

Tailwind Elements

node-webrtc: Native Addon That Provides Bindings to WebRTC M94 — This project is aiming for spec compliance and will eventually be tested using the W3C’s web-platform-tests project. node-webrtc has been around a long time but this fork is notable for working with modern Node versions.

Wonder Inventions, Roberts, et al.

Visual Studio Code Extension Tester v5.10 — A framework for simulating user interactions with VS Code and its extensions via Selenium Webdriver. Clever idea.

Red Hat

🕰 ICYMI (Some older stuff that’s still worth checking out)


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