Protect your npm account
On their blog, the NPM project explains how to protect your npm account with two-factor authentication and read-only tokens.
How to write reliable browser tests using Selenium and Node.js
Super-fast web applications with the WebSocket protocol
Again from our own blog, this tutorial explains how to massively improve data exchange between browsers and your Node.js server application by utilizing the WebSocket protocol.
API Authentication With Node.js
Building APIs is important; however, building secured APIs is also very important. In this tutorial, you learn how to build a secured API in Node.js.
Configuring Your .npmrc for an Optimal Node.js Environment
One of the most useful, important, and enabling aspects of the npm CLI is that its highly configurable. This article explains how to exploit this to use NPM effectively.
The folks at da14 provide a nice guide to help you with your decision.
In the news
Node.js v8.6.0 has been released
This is a new minor release for the current stable version. As always, download here.
- crypto: Support for multiple ECDH curves.
- dgram: Added setMulticastInterface() API. Custom lookup functions are now supported.
- n-api The command-line flag is no longer required to use N-API.
- tls Docs-only deprecation of parseCertString().
React v16.0 has been released
Featuring two new render return types (fragments and strings), improved error handling and server-side rendering, portals, support for custom DOM attributes, and - gasp - it’s MIT licensed. Read all about it in this Facebook post.
Typescript turns 5 years old
In 1993, Dan Linton, owner of a hugely successful BBS called Software Creations, visited Texas and made his way to id Software. This is the footage he recorded one night in November 1993.