GraphQL Caching, Auth and a bunch of releases on Adventures in Nodeland - Issue #37

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Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
Hi Everyone! This edition of Adventures in Nodeland is packed with new releases - last week was very productive as I caught up with my OSS duties. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any question!

GraphQL Galaxy – The biggest GraphQL conference in the cloud
I’m very excited to be speaking at GraphQL Galaxy about my implementation of GraphQL caching. It is still a work in progress but we have already seen massive performance improvements in a few production cases! Watch the talk!
Fastify
We are starting to assemble Fastify v4! Here is an hard-but-tiny PR that improves performance by about 10%.
Skip encapsulation of Request and Reply when not needed by mcollina · Pull Request #3479 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
We have just released a new version of fastify-jwt! This new version moves away from the old-and-tested jsonwebtoken module and start using fast-jwt. By providing utilities for JWT caching, servers could become significantly faster. Check it out:
Release v4.0.0 · fastify/fastify-jwt · GitHub
Here is also a new release of Fastify, including several bugfixes and doc updates. What makes this release incredibly special is that 14 different people contributed to it - 9 of them being new to the project. I’m enthusiastic about this. Thanks folks!
Release v3.24.1 · fastify/fastify · GitHub
Mercurius
We have been incredibly active in Mercurius last week. A new version of mercurius-auth has a new option to avoid displaying the authorization directives during inspection queries. Check it out:
Release v1.4.0 · mercurius-js/auth · GitHub
This change was enabled by v8.10.0 of Mercurius, which added a couple of new hooks to able to intercept those changes:
Release v8.10.0 · mercurius-js/mercurius · GitHub
…but the work on Mercurius did not stop there, and thanks to Giacomo we got a significant improvement on the Gateway, enabling a significant increase in performance is the target service supports request batching.
feat: optimize gateway by batching queries by giacomorebonato · Pull Request #667 · mercurius-js/mercurius · GitHub
I also did another fix, enabling our loaders implementation to have access to the info object when the individual loader cache is disabled:
Both those changes shipped in v8.11.0:
Release v8.11.0 · mercurius-js/mercurius · GitHub
Pino
Even pino packed a couple of releases for this edition of Adventures in Nodeland. They bring improved types, better developer experience and a improved docs.
Release v7.4.0 · pinojs/pino · GitHub
Release v7.5.0 · pinojs/pino · GitHub
Interesting Modules
As I do security triaging in Node.js, we often closereports as out-of-scope or informative because the vm module does not offer any security guarantees. What does? Isolated-vm! Check it out:
GitHub - laverdet/isolated-vm: Secure & isolated JS environments for nodejs
Interesting articles
Once upon a time, I studied CRDT and Operational Transformation in great detail. Thus I couldn’t resist in presenting to you Peritext. I have found the research on this topic extremely compelling - I can’t wait to see what this new algorithm and library will enable:
Peritext: A CRDT for Rich-Text Collaboration
Redis shipped a new developer tool built on Electron! Hurray - I’m so glad that we enable this amazing usecase for all companies around the globe.
Introducing RedisInsight 2.0: A Whole New Redis Developer Experience | Redis
Have you received a raise in 2021? If not, you might be losing out. A significant number of tech companies are doing off-cycle adjustments in 2021:
Exceptional Off-Cycle Compensation Adjustments for Software Engineers in 2021
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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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