Doing the opposite of Jim Cramer with Node
#422 — January 27, 2022
Trilium Notes: A Knowledge Base App Build with Node — A hierarchical note taking app. Built as an Express app but is most commonly used on the desktop via an Electron packaged version. It’s been around a few years but continues to see frequent updates and is a neat example of this sort of app.
Building a Wordle-Like SMS Game with Twilio Serverless — A just-for-fun homage to popular word game Wordle, in which you build a text/SMS-based version with Twilio Functions, the Serverless Toolkit, and Node.
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Can process.on(‘multipleResolves’) Be Deprecated? — multipleResolves is an event emitted by promises that have undergone one of several state changes. Do you use it? Is it at all useful to you? The Node.js team want to know in this Twitter poll, so if you want to keep it, speak up now.
Node.js on Twitter
A developer shows off ▶️ how he uses Node to buy stocks algorithmically doing the opposite of whatever Jim Cramer says. Both amusing and educational.
TypeScript 4.6 is now in beta.
Find Tech Jobs with Hired — Create a profile on Hired to connect with hiring managers at growing startups and Fortune 500 companies. It’s free for job-seekers.
A Complete Beginner’s Guide to npm — If you’re a long time Node developer, npm is probably second nature to you, but nonetheless this guide to npm may prove useful, even if only to other folks on your team. It’s a nine-part guide from CSS Tricks covering everything from the ground up.
Using Node.js from Google Sheets (with Fusebit) — Be warned that this integration depends entirely upon Fusebit, a commercial integration platform, but if Google’s Apps Script isn’t enough for you, you may appreciate knowing about this approach.
Tomasz Janczuk (Fusebit)
How to Extract Secrets from an Electron App — The point is it’s so simple that you really shouldn’t be leaving such secrets in there anyway.
Awesome Node-RED: Curated Resources for Node-RED Users — Node-RED is a popular Node-powered low-code event driven programming environment.
How To Process Images in Node.js with Sharp — Sharp is a popular high performance package for working with images in Node.js. Resizing is its main function but it can do other things like rotation, compositing, and gamma correction too.
🛠 Code & Tools
Gluegun 5.0: A Toolkit for Building Node-Powered CLIs — If you want to build a CLI app and want both help and flexibility while doing so, this toolkit is for you. Areas covered include templating, sub-command support, argument parsing, etc.
Infinite Red, Inc.
PureORM 3.0: A Node.js SQL Toolkit for Writing Native SQL Queries Yielding Pure Business Objects — Allows you to write regular native SQL and receive back properly structured (nested) pure business objects, as opposed to a more typical ORM where you build queries in other ways.
A Boilerplate and Starter App for Node.js Serverless Apps — Leans upon Serverless Framework, Express.js, TypeScript, Prettier, Husky, and more to provide a lot of functionality out of the box.
fdir 5.2: A High Performance Directory Crawler Library — Need to scan through directories rapidly either asynchronously or synchronously?
Oclif 2.3: Heroku’s Open CLI Framework for Node — A mature framework for building command line interfaces whether with a few simple flags or lots of subcommands. It comes out of Heroku’s work on its own heavily used CLI tools and an alternative to the Gluegun approach (above). GitHub repo.
Hazelcast IMDG Node.js Client — Hazelcast is an open-source ‘in memory data grid’ popular in the Java space.
hyperid: Fast Unique ID Generation — Check out the benchmark results.