Need to Node – Volume 59
In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest news on Node v13.6.0 (current) released, npm Security 2019 in Review and Memory Leaks Demystified.
Check out this week’s Need to Node to keep up to date with the latest news on the Node.js project, events, and awesome articles. You are always welcome to collaborate and participate. Please let us know if we missed a piece of content you think should be included!
What’s New in the Node.js Project
- Node v13.6.0 (Current) Released. This release has minor improvements and bug fixes, including:
perf_hooksis no longer experimental
- The REPL gains zsh-style reverse searching
- There are two new assert methods for when using regular expressions
- npm Security 2019 in Review. npm Inc’s VP of Security, Adam Baldwin, shares a variety of stats regarding the security of the npm repository over the past year. A stand out is that 13 million dollars of cryptocurrency were saved from theft by catching the
Komodo Agama wallet backdoor.
- Node.js Gets a 'Web Server Frameworks Team'. The Node project has a lot of teams and working groups focused on different areas. Now it has a group for framework authors and users to collaborate on how backend frameworks and Node.js core work together.
- Check out this discussion about Node.js Social Media Accounts and how to improve the impact of social posts in the community.
Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources
- Memory Leaks Demystified. Tracking down memory leaks in Node.js has been a recurring topic. People are always interested in learning more about it, especially due to the complexity and the range of causes - by Giovanny Gongora
- How we 30x'd our Node parallelism.What's the best way to safely increase parallelism in a production Node service? Check out this blog post to find out! - by Evan Limanto
- Monitoring Node.js: Watch Your Event Loop Lag!. Event loop lag is an essential, but often overlooked performance metric for Node.js applications. What is it and why does it matter? Read this blog post to find out! - by David Hettler
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