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Log Pipelines, Vite and other Adventures in Nodeland - Issue #29

Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
Hi Everyone! Last week have been incredibly busy between NodeConf preparations, the upcoming [email protected] release and Node.js maintenance.

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The work on [email protected] keep progressing smoothly. This time we identified a missing feature: transports must be pipelineable. It’s a common pattern to wire them next to each other and combine them as needed. I worked hard to implement this feature - in fact I tumbled on this making some silly mistakes in the process and it took most of my coding time for the week to get right. Now it is out in [email protected] and I’m so excited about it. I hope I will be able to launch [email protected] at NodeConf remote!
I have been excited about Vite since the day it was first released to the public. I can’t be more excited to show you the new documentation site for fastify-vite. This new fastify plugin includes all you need to do server-side rendering with a breeze, using Fastify and Vite. Jonas is going to present a workshop about it at NodeConf Remote!
Check it out:
Mercurius GraphQL
I have been researching/studying the topic of validation for GraphQL for a few projects already and I came to the conclusion that no existing solutions worked well enough for the developer experience I wanted to achieve. The new mercurius-validation module built by Jonny does it all in the way I would use it!
GitHub - mercurius-js/validation
Announcing TypeScript 4.5 Beta
The most important news in Nodeland this week is TypeScript v4.5 beta: it finally provide a solution to the TypeScript and native ESM problem.. go read the announcement!
Gergely Orosz
That first day as the Head of Engineering at a fast-growing startup is always glorious.

Not an engineering manager anymore, but a Head Of. The non-technical-at-all founder hired them because they *really* needed someone to get sort the eng problems.

A new story starts today:
I read the above story on twitter and it resonated well with my own experiences: the problems at a tech company are almost never tech-related but people-related. Make sure to read it if a shiny new startup offers you a gig!
One of the most important product launches of last week was CloudFlare entering the block storage market with R2! Cheaper-than-S3 storage for all of you! Where is the catch? You have to script it with Workers instead of Lambda.
Announcing Cloudflare R2 Storage: Rapid and Reliable Object Storage, minus the egress fees
Have you ever implemented authorization logic for your product? I guess all of us have more than once. SpiceDB is a new Open Source product from Authzed that you can help reducing that work load. Check it out:
GitHub - authzed/spicedb: A Zanzibar-inspired database that stores, computes, and validates application permissions
Undici is in the news! The new fetch-compliant implementation we shipped a few weeks back is being cited as one of the key example of the new Web Streams API for Node.js. Read the article to know more:
Web Streams Everywhere (and Fetch for Node.js) | CSS-Tricks
I’m a huge fan of the micro frontend pattern and I really enjoy when the companies share their internal knowledge. One thing I would love to see is some code to implement this pattern: why don’t they Open Source their internal frameworks? Anyway, read up the Netflix experience:
Last but not least, PostgreSQL v14 was released! This new release packs quite a few updates - if you use PostgreSQL as your go-to database for most workloads, check it out:
PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL 14 Released!
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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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