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January 5, 2023 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

Gluon: Framework for Creating Desktop Apps from Sites — A new approach for building desktop apps from Web sites using Node and already installed browsers. Notably, Gluon supports both Chromium and Firefox. Deno can also be used in place of Node. Windows and Linux are catered for, with initial macOS support being released just this week. GitHub repo.


Node v19.3.0 (Current) Released — This happened a few weeks ago but we haven’t had a normal issue since then ? 19.3 is a typical, minor incremental release, but which upgrades npm to v9.2.0, itself a significant enough release to require an explainer in these release notes.


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Why Cypress v12 is a Big Deal — A practical demo of how the latest version of the popular Cypress ‘test anything that runs in a browser’ toolkit makes testing frontend apps even smoother than before.

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Symphonia: An Audio Playback Library for Node — Audio playback from Node? Yep. Symphonia will play MP3s, WAVs, AACs, and several other formats on Windows, macOS and Linux. How? A lot of Rust code. It’s also an interesting example of a Node extension built entirely in Rust.


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