A big week for Fastify

June 9, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

Fastify 4.0 Released — The first major release of a popular, high performance Node.js Web framework in two years warrants some celebration. A focus has been placed on stabilization, modernization, and improving the already quite stable developer experience, rather than flashy new features, although this post does cover a few updates.

Fastify Team

❓ Why try Fastify vs Express? Well, it’s faster, sees more frequent updates, has an LTS policy, and more.

Quick bits:

The Case for Prisma in the ‘Jamstack’ — Prisma is a an ORM built for JavaScript and TypeScript, which can be useful for connecting to data within the backend of your Jamstack application. The author makes the case for why Prisma and shows how to integrate it with Next.js, RedwoodJS and Cloudflare Workers.

Sam Poder

🛠 Code & Tools

Nano ID 4.0: A Unique String ID Generator — Tiny (130 bytes), secure, and URL-friendly. 4.0 drops CommonJS support, it’s ESM all the way here, though the 3.x branch will remain supported for now.

Andrey Sitnik

The Official Node.js MongoDB Driver v4.7.0 — Quite a lot in this release including support for zstd compression, initial suppor for queryable encryption (a very new MongoDB feature), clustered collection support, estimated document counting, better performance in serverless environments, and improved support for change stream events.

MongoDB Inc.

Find Tech Jobs with Hired — Create a profile on Hired to connect with hiring managers at growing startups and Fortune 500 companies. It’s free for job-seekers.