Node.js Weekly Update - November 24

Below you can find RisingStack's collection of the most important Node.js updates, projects & tutorials from this week:

Putting the helmet on – Securing your Express app

Express is a great way to build a web server using Node.js. However, out of the box Express doesn’t adhere to all security best practices. Let’s look at how we can use modules like helmet to improve the security of an application.

Node.js + OpenCV for Face Recognition

Today we are going to take a look at the Fisher-, Eigen- and LBPH FaceRecognizers implemented in the OpenCVs’ face module and build a simple Node.js face recognition example.


Monitoring the performance of a Node.js web application

This article explains the key elements to building a monitoring tool - from instrumenting code to reporting collected data, in a clear visualisation.


Writing fast and safe native Node.js modules with Rust

RisingStack faced a shocking event last year: we reached the maximum speed that Node.js had to offer at the time, while our server costs went over the roof.

What can you do if you are facing a similar issue? Implementing Rust modules in your Node.js code can be a possible solution. In this Rust tutorial we'll show you how to do it.

Survey: Learning Node.js in 2018

We created a 2-minute survey to ask the Node.js community what would they like to learn in 2018. Let us know which areas are troublesome for you and we'l make sure to cover it.


Node Color Log

node-color-log is a Node.js package that enables you to log text with colorful font and colorful background. It provides a better coding experience when developing your apps. Here's how to set it up.

How to Setup Node.js Server on your Local Windows or Linux Machine

This article walks you through installing a Node.js server on your PC - if you haven't yet.

Previously in the Node.js Weekly Update

In the previous Node.js Weekly Update we collected the latest news on Node.js such as the Node v9.2.0, as well as the best tutorials on debugging memory leaks, Node security, native patterns, and wiring up a GraphQL server with Node and Express. Click if you missed it!

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