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  • How to Optimize Node Requests with Simple Caching Strategies
    • cache, response, different caching options, redis node client, node applications
  • The Node.js Ecosystem Is Chaos – Casper Beyer –
    • It seems like only yesterday we had the “left-pad” fiasco where Azer Koçulu ended up pulling his packages after a name dispute. The danger from that wasn’t really that the code was deleted, that only…
    • small redundant package, Can’t Code, liner packages, individual color packages, package repository
  • Want to be a Web Developer? Learn Node.js not PHP –
    • One of the most common questions I get asked by my students is “How come you teach Node.js and not PHP in your course?” Telling people “trust me, I work in the industry” simply isn’t enough. So, this…
    • job prospect analysis, Node.js, web developer, javascript, Stackoverflow developer survey
  • Just one route that points to a /products endpoint: – – // index.js – […] – – app.get(‘/products’, function(req, res){ – setTimeout(() = { – let db = new let sql = `SELECT * FROM products`; – – db.all(sql, [], (err, rows) = { – if (err) { – throw…
  • Import the module: – – // index.js – […] – – cache cache = require(‘memory-cache’); – – […] – Create and configure cache middleware : – – // index.js – – // configure cache middleware – let memCache = new cache.Cache(); – let cacheMiddleware = (duration) = { – return…
  • The index.js will look like this : – – // index.js – […] – – const flatCache = require(‘flat-cache’) – – […] – Then the new cache is loaded – – // index.js – […] – – // load new cache – let cache = // optionally, you can go…
  • If no directory was specified the module will determine where to save the cache-file – – – To use the flatCacheMiddleware , edit the application routes so : – – // index.js – […] – – // create app routes – – app.get(‘/products’, flatCacheMiddleware, function(req, res){ – […] – });…
  • When you have it installed, you then install the memcached node client by running : – – npm install –save memcached – Now that the client is installed, import the module in the index.js: – – // index.js – […] – – const Memcached = require(‘memcached’); – – […] -…

Tags: cache, response, different caching options, redis node client, node applications

  • The Node.js Ecosystem IsChaosHow a Single Person Could Wreck Havoc Across theInternetA modern web developer atworkIt seems like only yesterday we had the left-pad fiasco where Azer Koulu ended up pulling his packages after a name dispute.
  • The danger was that it was a small redundant package that no one would ever actually bother to audit before deploying, so anyone could have jumped in and published a package with the same functionality but also stick some malicious code into it and get a free ride to get…
  • Basically, if this package went rogue in a minor patch then it could theoretically inject code into both developer machines as-well as hook into the code generation of Webpack and/or Babel.
  • Not only that its also by the same author along with a myriad of other similar one liner packages.
  • isOdd(i); – };Now to be fair to the author of the above packages, the problem statement applies to any package available in the package repository and there are plenty of similar packages from other authors which are just as popular.

Tags: small redundant package, Can’t Code, liner packages, individual color packages, package repository

  • ConclusionPHP was one of the top languages in the Web 1.0 era with the popularity of WordPress.
  • It is the champion of a younger web development generation and is better suited for building event-based, data driven, I/O heavy applications that you encounter more in the Web 2.0 era.
  • In particular, asynchronous and event-based architecture of Node.js makes it a great fit for real time applications such as messaging and collaborative apps in which many requests are happening concurrently and there is a lot of back and forth between the client and the server.
  • Well Node.js has its own CMS that is awesome called Keystone.js.
  • If you want to be a full stack web developer in 2018, I recommend you + Express.js – PostgreSQL – and a few others – You can learn about them more by reading my article on learning to code in 2018 or checking out my online course that takes your…

Tags: job prospect analysis, Node.js, web developer, javascript, Stackoverflow developer survey

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