Lots of Electron news

December 1, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

The Advent of Code 2022: 25 Days of Code Challenges — If you have a little time each day to do some programming puzzles, the Advent of Code is always fantastic and now in its eighth year. There’s a sub-Reddit where people share and discuss their solutions and I’ve picked up lots of tricks from looking at other people’s approaches. Day one should take up less than 10 minutes of your time if you just want to get a feel for it.

The Advent of Code

Electron 22.0 Released, Plus Other Electron News — The long standing cross platform desktop framework continues to evolve. v22 jumps up to Chromium 108 and Node 16.17.1. The UtilityProcess API is a new feature. There are also some other Electron related updates to be aware of:

  • The end of support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 as of Electron 23. v22 is the final version to support Windows < 10.
  • Electron Forge 6 has been released. Forge is an official tool for packaging and distributing Electron apps. 6.0 is a total rewrite and now considered the official ‘batteries included build pipeline’ for Electron apps.
  • The Electron project is going quiet for December so the team can recharge their batteries for 2023 (or maybe to do Advent of Code? ;-))

OpenJS Foundation

? Code & Tools

vm2: A Sandbox for Running Untrusted Node Code — A locked down, heavily restricted sandbox build around Node’s internal vm module that lets you add a timeout, limit access to built-in modules as you see fit, and more. Lots of code samples to check out here.

Patrik Simek

AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript — A suite of utilities for working with AWS Lambda. Includes tracing, structured logging, and custom metric creation.

Amazon Web Services – Labs

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