Node.js 20 is fast(er)

May 23, 2023 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

The State of Node.js Performance in 2023 — Nearform’s Rafael Gonzaga reflects on the recent release of Node 20 and puts it through its paces against v18.16 and v16.20 with a few different benchmark suites running on a pretty typical EC2 instance. He goes into a lot of depth that’s worth checking out, but if you haven’t got time: “Node 20 is faster.” ????

Rafael Gonzaga

Bun v0.6.0: Upping Its Node.js Compatibility Game — A ‘biggest release yet’ of the popular alternative JS runtime adds a built-in bundler and minifier, standalone executable generation, and more enhancements to its Node.js compatibility (something Bun boasts as a feature as a ‘drop-in replacement’, as opposed to Deno where it’s more of a late addition).

Jarred Sumner

A Guide to Visual Regression Testing with Playwright — The Playwright browser control library can form the basis of an end-to-end testing mechanism all written in JavaScript, and comparing the visual output of tests can show where things are going wrong.

Dima Ivashchuk (Lost Pixel)

Server-Sent Events with Node — Server-Sent Events (SSE) enable a web server to send real-time updates to the client but without the two-way connection overhead of WebSockets.

endpts Team

???? Code & Tools

❤️ Postgres — You need a database provider that loves Postgres as much as you do. Fully managed on public cloud with amazing support.

Crunchy Bridge

ts-sql-query: Type-Safe SQL Query Builder — Want to build dynamic SQL queries in a type-safe way with TypeScript verifying queries? This is for you. Supports numerous SQL-based database systems and isn’t an ORM itself. (Comes from a direct recommendation from a reader who uses it.)

Juan Luis Paz Rojas

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