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Adventures in Nodeland - Issue #34

Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
Hey Everyone, another week in Nodeland has passed! This edition covers some improvements on npm, two fastify releases and a pino release!

After a couple of modules were released with Windows virus included, last we are now debating about disabling postinstall scripts by default in npm pacalges. I believe this is a great step we should take. Read the RFC… will the npm team implement it?
Make npm install scripts opt-in by tolmasky · Pull Request #488 · npm/rfcs · GitHub
I’m incredibly happy that after 194 releases of Fastify we can still fix some “bad” bugs that could potentially lead to a crash. Fastify v3.23.0 is such a release: Davide Fiorello who is currently working on one of “my” projects at NearForm identified and quickly fixed it. Thanks!
Release v3.23.0 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
You can read more about the actual problem at:
fix: verify request socket before access attributes by codeflyer · Pull Request #3420 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
The above condition can happen if the incoming socket is destroyed before the server could respond.
Unfortunately that release/PR did not fix all the problems, so we got v3.23.1 shipped in a hurry! Here are the two links:
Release v3.23.1 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
fix: socket null in logger by codeflyer · Pull Request #3422 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
The v7.1.0 release of pino brings quite a few improvements to thread-stream (v0.12.0) and it starts reporting a deprecation warning if is used in Node v14. We have also improved our docs quite a bit!
Release v7.1.0 · pinojs/pino · GitHub
My colleague Paolo Insogna has also been busy in adding support for bundlers for pino.transport(). More news to come next week!
Apollo Federation 2 goes Source Available
Last week big news has been Apollo GraphQL announcing Federation v2 with a few novelties… and a license change! A few libraries of their stack are moving to the “Elastic License”. You can read about in two following articles:
Announcing Apollo Federation 2 - Apollo GraphQL Blog
Moving Apollo Federation 2 to the Elastic License v2 - Apollo GraphQL Blog
I think this news is bittersweet. I understand their reasoning behind this change, however I think the GraphQL community will suffer from this change. You can read a counterargument at:
Do you know how database indexes work? You should! In the era of “metered” databases, a wrong query can cost you a small fortune. Read up:
Redis is one of my favorite databases as it allows all sort of amazing data structures.
Building a Reactive Architecture Around Redis
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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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