Tinybench: A Tiny and Simple Benchmarking Library — No dependencies, but uses whatever precise timing capabilities are available (e.g.
). You can then benchmark whatever functions you want, specify how long or how many times to benchmark for, and get a variety of stats in return.
Installing and Running
Scripts — npm packages can specify which shell scripts/runnable files they provide by way the package.json
property. Dr. Axel digs pretty deep, here, into how it all works and the two approaches for installing packages offering such
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
Jazzer.js: In-Process ‘Fuzzing’ for Node Apps — Inspired by a similar named JVM-based fuzzer (Jazzer), Jazzer.js is a libFuzzer-based in-process fuzzer for Node apps. It doesn’t just generate fuzzed inputs, but detects when new code paths are reached and adjusts input to reach even deeper code paths. GitHub repo.
Heroku Reveals Roadmap; Drops Free Plans — Much conjecture has swirled around the state of Heroku, a commonly used PaaS for hosting Node apps, and now its owner has responded with a slightly underwhelming roadmap which sadly includes the discontinuation of its popular free plans this November. So if you have apps on Heroku, it’s worth checking in on how they’ll fare and, perhaps, taking a look at some alternatives.
4 Ways to Minimize Your Dependencies — After numerous npm supply chain stories (and vulnerabilities thereof) or looking at how large that
folder has ended up, keeping your dependencies to a minimum may appeal to you. Dmitry has a few ideas, but you might not like them.
Uncino: Fast, Tiny and Solid Hooks System — The latest Node package with an Italian name (don’t forget Undici!) provides a hooks system inspired by the one in WordPress (not to be confused with React-style hooks).
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