As everyone settles into the new year, we're revisiting what happened in the Node world in 2018 as well as the top articles and projects we covered in 2018.
Thanks for supporting us in 2018 and we look forward to keeping you up to date this year!
― Peter Cooper, editor
P.S. Node 8 is now only in maintenance mode (as of January 1).
:date:Node in 2018: Month by Month
January― 106 npm packagesbriefly went missing, npm got newpackage naming rules.
February― we found out what 539 devslove and hate about Node,npm 5.7 came out with a new npm ci command.
March― theawesome node collection passed 600 items, npmjs.comredesigned.
April―Node 10 andnpm 6 came out, AWS Lambda gained support for Node 8.10 (and thus async/await), Node got abug bounty program.
May― the npm repositoryturned into a teapot, we got to see an initial implementation of threading support for Node.
Redis Data Types in 2019 ― An overview of all data structures provided in the latest version of Redis
June― Ryan Dahl shared 10 regrets about Node .
July― an npm module was hijackedcausing issues, npm Inc.joined ECMA and TC39,npm.community launched, Node passed 1 billion downloads .
August― the npm repository gained new security features , V8 and Node experienced the HashWick vulnerability .
September― we discussed getting rid of node_modules , V8 got asnazzy new site.
October― the Node.js and JS foundationswanted to merge,Node 11 came out complete with V8 7.0.
November― a popular npm package washijacked by a hacker, prompting more discussions about package management.
December― we learnt about 19 ways to become a better Node developer in 2019.
:blue_book: Top Tutorials of 2018
Benjamin Coe (npm, Inc.)
A Practical Intro to Worker Threads in Node 10.5 ― Node can now work with multiple threads, in a sense.
Achieve Sub-Millisecond Latency in Your mysql/PostgreSQL Environment ― Join this webinar to learn how to build low latency applications with open source databases.
Google Cloud sponsor
A Checklist of 23 Node.js Security Best Practices
Yoni Goldberg, Kyle Martin and Bruno Scheufler
Using Async Iteration Natively in Node ― How async iteration over streams work in Node 10.x.
Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
How to Use Docker for Node.js Development ― “There are a couple aspects of Node.js that make using Docker for development somewhat difficult. The primary difficulties come from dependency differences based on environment and a long running server process during development.”
An Overview of Buffers in Node.js ―Buffers provide a handy way to work with streams of binary data but they can be a cause of confusion - this article aims to address that.
:wrench: Top Code and Tools of 2018
Enquirer: Elegant, Intuitive and User-Friendly Terminal Prompts ― Fast, promises and async/await-based prompts for your command line apps. As well as simple text entry, it supports prompts like password entry, surveys, lists, multi select, etc.
The npm Blog
A Code-Based Node.js Cheatsheet ― Lots of quick-fire code snippets in a single source file, covering global objects, console methods, fs methods, exports, process handling, and more.
Julien Le Coupanec
N|solid for Aws Lambda: Low-Impact Monitoring for Serverless Node.js Apps
ndb: An Improved Debugging Experience for Node ― Run your Node code with ndb and get extra, powerful Node debugging features right in Chrome’s DevTools including editing files and setting breakpoints before modules are loaded.
Google Chrome Labs
Hyper 2: A Terminal Built on Web Technologies ― Hyper took a few steps forward with a much faster rendering engine, an online plugin/theme catalog, and improved hyperlink support.GitHub repo.