Minute With Node.js
Summary: Node.js is constantly changing and growing with each new version. There are new libraries and frameworks coming out daily that allow you to write JS for new and exciting projects that was other impossible. Consider this is your one stop shop for news updates for the entire node.js ecosystem with a heavy slant towards the hardcore nerdery of it all. If you have a minute, use it here.
We have "the Ryan Dahl" discussing the latest and greatest stable release from the Node.js core team, Node.js 0.4.0. Ryan goes through a listing of the best and brightest new and revisited parts of Node.js. It provides a excellent peek into not just what changed, but more importantly why it changed. Granted it is a bit longer (~10 minutes) but well worth it as he does a deep dive over 3 major areas of churn and improvement.Node.js 0.4.0 (stable) ChangelogNode.js 0.4.0 API docsOpenSSLThe New TLS (SSL) APINode.js Windows PortBert BelderBert Belder (twitter)HTTP Client Interface Updated"HTTP the worst protocol known to humans"The new HTTP request formatThe new HTTP GET formatBuffers (now even faster)NPM (now with sudo action)socket.ioIsaac Z. Schlueter "node_modules" directory helps avoid global installationNPM modules can be installed like .deb packagesV8 upgraded to the latest!!!1.0 coming soon!Upgrading from 0.2.x branch should be easyIf have bugs, email: ry at tinyclouds dot org
A fast discussions with Isaac Schlueter (isaacs) about the Node Package Manager named (for obvious reasons) NPM. NPM has become the recommended way for obtaining and distributing node packages and dependencies.Isaac's TwitterIsaac's BlogPermissions IssuesNPM Documentation SiteMicheil SmithEvan MeagherNPM SearchMikeal Rogers"Nothing short of complete and total domination of the Internet and Software Development community."
All you need to know about the building block of node.js programs going forward, streams. Streams will allow the construction of very performant pathways or pipes that can pass chunked data in rapid succession. This is keenly unique to node.js and the way it works and will allow new concepts such as back pressure. Streams are definitely going to be an exciting new addition to the node.js I/O model. This episode is with Mikeal Rogers who, among many things, is the curator of NodeConf.Streams"Every application is really a proxy" - Ryan DahlPipes/pumpsBack PressureThe world becomes happy with mobile and slow clientsReadyStatePaul QuernaHTTP Interface on Streams Branch