Weekly Node.js Update - #26 - 06.29, 2018

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

Convince Your Boss to Send You to JS Interactive Happening October 10–12 in Vancouver BC, Canada

At JS Interactive, attendees collaborate face-to-face, network, and learn how to better their skills in IoT, backend and frontend. Would you like to join? Here's how you can convince your boss.

Threads in Node 10.5.0: a practical intro

Node.js 10.5.0 was released a few days ago. One of its main features was the addition of initial (and experimental) thread support.

This is interesting, specially coming from a language that’s always pride itself of not needed threads thanks to it’s fantastic async I/O. So why would we need threads in Node?


Native Extensions for Node.js

In this article you will read about the most important concepts to develop native extensions for Node.js as well as how to build our first native extension with a practical example.

Upgrading to Node v8 has significantly reduced our operating costs

Ably Realtime has recently upgraded from Node.js v6 to v8. Read what improvements they experienced as a result of this upgrade.

"Following an upgrade from Node.js v6 to v8, our bet has paid off. Our latencies are more consistent and our global infrastructure server costs have gone down by almost 40%."

Hapi vs. Express in 2018: Node.js Framework Comparison

This is the story of the battle between two popular frameworks: Hapi and Express.

There are some key differences you should consider if you’re making a choice between them for a project.

How to build powerful REST APIs blazingly fast with Node.js

How to build powerful REST APIs blazingly fast with Node.js? - Read the story that might save you (and your API consumer) some heartache.


Timing Performance with Performance Hooks in Node.js

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the performance hooks module to get the relevant statistics of writing to and reading data from a file system. Let’s dive in!

Previous Node.js Updates:

In the previous Weekly Node.js Update, we collected great articles, like

  • Node v10.5.0 (Current) Released;
  • How to make beautiful, simple CLI apps with Node;
  • JavaScript Engine V8 release v6.8;
  • End-to-end testing Single Page Apps and Node.js APIs with Cucumber.js and Puppeteer;

& more...

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