Using Airtable as a Content Backend — Describes how you can use Airtable (a spreadsheet-esque service) and Netlify Functions (an AWS Lambda-powered serverless functions system) as a datastore for a serverless Vue application.
npm Passes The 1 Million Package Milestone — Not only is Node.js 10 years old, there are now also, quite coincidentally, 1 million npm packages (though npm’s own 10th birthday is next year). Rumors suggest only about 23% of the packages belong to Sindre Sorhus.
Node v12.4.0 (Current) Released — The continuing velocity of Node releases continues to impress. This time, you can now override the default HTTP server socket timeout (of 2 minutes) using the --http-server-default-timeout flag, Node’s JSON-based documentation (example) is now considered stable, and you can now use the --heap-prof flag to run the V8 heap profiler and write the results to disk on exit.
My Opinionated git Cheat Sheet — Not Node specific but we came across this several weeks ago and have been saving it up for a quiet week as it’s quite useful.
🛠 Code and Tools
AVA 2.0: A Powerful Test Runner for Node — AVA is a popular choice for testing with its concise API, process isolation and detailed error output. 2.0 has several breaking changes but feature wise is a gentle evolution on 1.0.