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25 Releases, Node.js Snapshosts and many others Adventures in Nodeland - Issue #71

Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
Hi Everyone, this edition was assembled after I came back from a week in the mountains… I thought it would be a light edition, instead we are featuring 25 releases, many news and a lot of interesting articles. Check it out!

Release Radar · June 2022 Edition | The GitHub Blog
We have added license check on all our repositories:
Last week had a massive amount of updates and releases:
  • thread-stream v2.0.1 fix support for pkg.
  • pino v8.4.0 adds support for the errorKey option and fixes the dedup option with multistream.
  • pino-socket v7.0.0 adds a few improvements: emit an reconnectFailure event, replace onSocketClose by emitting an event, and introduce onBeforeDataWrite callback.
  • pino-mongodb v4.1.0 makes exit pino-mongodb when stdin is closed.
bootstrap: implement run-time user-land snapshots via --build-snapshot and --snapshot-blob by joyeecheung · Pull Request #38905 · nodejs/node · GitHub
What will be a user-land snapshot be good for? Significantly speeding up start up time! I can’t wait to see the improvements when this will reach the end users: our test case it’s TypeScript!
Release v5.8.1 · nodejs/undici · GitHub
We are in the process of increasing the performance of fetch() in Node.js. The first of those steps is to reduce the overhead of AbortController drastically:
I’m so proud that NearForm published the case study describing the work of my (ex) team at Treedom. Take a look, we did massively good there:
Building Velocity, Scale and Digital Capability at Treedom - NearForm
GitHub - moyix/fauxpilot: FauxPilot - an open-source GitHub Copilot server
The number of ESM modules on the registry continues to rise, however much more slowly than what the evangelist are proposing. Take a look at the diagram:
Titus 🇵🇸
So, ESM. How’s that going? Well, in hard numbers, still marginal.

Compared on a whopping 2m packages in the npm registry, ESM including dual CJS/ESM is today at 4%.

66.4k ESM, 15.2k dual, 240k faux, 1 726k CJS. On a 2 048k total. (thread emoji)
Nodepad++ v8.4.3 has the best release notes ever:
Notepad++ v8.4.3 - Unhappy Users' Edition | Notepad++
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Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina @matteocollina

I write about my journey as a core contributor of Node.js, as an author and a maintainer of many modules - including Fastify and Pino. In addition, I speak at conferences, and I will add links to all my talks in case you missed one.

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