Should Node.js support Web Workers?

June 30, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

Working with the File System from Node.js — Dr. Axel seems to be on a bit of a Node kick lately and comes back this week with a particularly deep dive on all things related to working with text files from Node, from simple reading and writing operations to streams, buffers, and directory manipulation.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer


🛠 Code & Tools

node-mbus: Node Bindings to libmbus — A curious use case here. libmbus is used to communicate over the ‘meter bus’ protocol used by various utility (gas, electricity, etc.) meters. I have no idea how it works, but a homemade Node-powered smart meter would be pretty cool.

Ingo Fischer


Fastify 4.2 – Fast, low overhead web framework.
Kafka.js 2.1 – Modern Apache Kafka client for Node.
pnpm 7.4 – Fast, space efficient package manager.
ioredis 5.1 – Performance-focused Redis client library.
Bree 9.1 – Powerful job scheduler.
qs 6.11 – Query string parser with nesting support.
cron-parser 4.5 – Library for parsing crontab directives.
zx 7.0.4 – Google’s tool for better JS shell scripting.
Instauto 9.1.9 – Instagram bot / automation library.

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