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The 6 best Node.js materials of this Week:
Would you like to work on code that's not tested properly? If not, read this guide on getting testing and TDD (test-driven development) right.
Making changes to a large codebase and making sure it works is a huge deal in software development. We've already talked about a few great features of Node.js testing before, and it is very important to emphasize how crucial it is to have your code tested before you release it to your users.
These best practices will save you from false alarms waking you up in the nights as well as provide a consistent user experience for your users.
You are going to learn how to deploy applications to production, how to do proper logging and monitoring, and how to debug effectively.
Several days ago I noticed a blog post on the opsecx blog talking about exploiting a RCE (Remote Code Execution) bug in a nodejs module called node-serialize. The blog post explains pretty clearly what's wrong with the module in question but one thing that strikes me is how complex the exploitation process was with Burp. No offence to Burp - it is a great tool - but I think we can do better.
Everything you need to build and scale up a Node app properly.
Here is what you will learn in this book:
- Advanced Project Structuring
- Async tools and Best Practices
- Event Sourcing and CQRS
For those looking for a Good First Contribution to Node.js, this makes an excellent starting point.
Previously in the Node.js Weekly Update
In the previous Node.js Weekly Update we read fantastic articles about dismissing garbage collection, exploiting Node.js deserialization, building microservices with Hydra, building a microblog and many more..