Node.js Weekly Update - 10 March, 2017

Read about the most important Node.js weekly news, projects & updates:

1. Developing a complete REST API with Loopback

Loopback was created as an open source mobile backend-as-a-service framework by Strongloop.

Loopback allows you to setup a REST API in minutes and is based on Express. In this post we will use version 3.4.0 to build an API for camping reservations.

Node.js Weekly News - The loopback API Graph

2. Node.js and APIs: A Match Made in Scaling Heaven

Netflix is currently re-architecting its APIs responsible for fetching data every time a user plays a video or browses Netflix’s library with Node.js.

During our last conversation with Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, Yunong mentioned that the team was going through the shadow testing phase of its Node.js and Docker deployment and one thing was very apparent..

3. Best Practices for Writing Node.js REST APIs

One of the most popular use-cases for Node.js is to write RESTful APIs using it.

In this article we cover best practices for writing Node.js REST APIs, including topics like naming your routes, authentication, black-box testing & using proper cache headers for these resources.

4. NodeWeek by Nearform (April 10th - 14th)

Node week is a week long series of daily talks brought to you by some of nearForms best technical minds.

Node week will involve a series of live Node related talks from April 10th - 14th, 2017.

5. PODCAST: The State of HTTP/2 in Node

In this episode of The Future of Node series recorded at Node Interactive 2016 Adam talked with James Snell (IBM Technical Lead for Node and member of Node's TSC and CTC) about the work he's doing on Node's implementation of http2, the state of http2 in Node, what this new spec has to offer, and what the Node community can expect from this new protocol.

6. npm is deprecating the /-/all registry endpoints

If you’re using this endpoint in your own client for npm’s API, read on for more information. If you only use the official npm clients, this deprecation won’t affect you.

7. legit CLI

legit is a command line application that allows you to automagically generate a LICENSE file for the current working directory that you are in.

Latest Node.js Releases

○ Node v7.7.2 (Current)

  • doc: add Daijiro Wachi to collaborators
  • tty: add ref() so process.stdin.ref() etc. work
  • util: fix inspecting symbol key in string

Previously in the Node.js Weekly Update

In the previous Node.js Weekly Update we read fantastic articles about Digital Transformation with Node.js, NPM vs. Yarn, V8 Behind the Scenes, Node 7.7.1 Released, and more..

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