Node’s new CLI test runner

May 5, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

The Thing About Fastify — Express isn’t the only game in town but sometimes it feels like it, so Jonas has written a love letter, of sorts, to Fastify, an alternative Node.js Web framework that ticks his boxes and which you, too, should consider, if you haven’t already.

Jonas Galvez

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Quick bytes:

  • Dr. Axel Rauschmayer makes the point (picked up from Guy Bedford) that now Node.js 12 is at its ‘end of life’, we wave goodbye to the final version of Node that didn’t have ES module support from the start.

  • On the topic of ES modules in Node, however, James M Snell also notes that it has thrown ‘a giant monkey wrench into the ecosystem’ and there are “going to be large chunks of npm that you just can’t use because it’s just not going to be a good experience.”

  • Node 14.19.2 (LTS) has been released.

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🛠 Code & Tools

JSPyBridge 1.0: A Bridge Between Node and Python — A work in progress but offers the ability to go either way – run Python from Node, or run Node from Python ‘with a native feel.’ “Unlike other bridges, you may notice you’re not just writing Python code in JavaScript, or vice-versa. You can operate on objects on the other side of the bridge as if the objects existed on your side.”