Now Node 16 gets the Fetch API too

April 28, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Node 18’s ‘Prefix-Only’ Core Modules — A look at a new type of core module that can’t be imported quite like the others, e.g. import test from 'node:test' – what is this unusual package name notation about? Colin breaks it down in an easy to understand way here.

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Node v16.15.0 (LTS) ReleasedNode 18’s release last week may have been more exciting, but the LTS releases are a fundamental part of life for anyone with apps in production and now Node 16 users can, too, get access to the new (though still experimental) Fetch API support with this release.

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Quick bytes:

  • Someone asked Hacker News why the npm ecosystem seems more susceptible to supply chain attacks than, say, PHP. Granularity and size, mostly, but one of the better explanations came from Feross Aboukhadijeh (co-founder of Socket) on a totally different thread.

  • 📅 JSNation is a JavaScript event taking place both in Amsterdam on June 16 and virtually/online on June 20. Speakers include Evan You, Sarah Drasner, and Kyle Simpson.

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🛠 Code & Tools

Azurite: A Lightweight Clone of Azure Storage — The interesting thing about this is it’s from Microsoft itself. The aim is to let you try (or perhaps test) Azure Storage and its API but in a local environment.

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