You can run GitHub Gists with npx

September 12, 2023 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

MikroORM 5.8 Released — When MikroORM is mentioned anywhere, I always see folks saying it’s great and deserves more attention, so I’m doing my bit to help 😁 It’s an ORM for Node based around Data Mapper, Unit of Work (hello implicit transactions and change detection!) and Identity Map patterns, with support for both SQL and NoSQL databases and it’ll even analyze your code for types to help you create entities more easily.

Martin Adámek

Bun 1.0: The Other JS/TS Runtime That Isn’t Deno or Node — We’re going to focus more on Bun in JavaScript Weekly, but the alternative, performance-oriented server-side JS runtime built atop JavaScriptCore is a big deal in the Node world nonetheless as the only other runtime to claim it’s “a drop-in replacement for Node.js.” It’s worth a look, though folks have had mixed results so far regarding the drop-in claim.

Jarred Sumner et al.

Snyk’s James Konik has attempted a Node vs Deno vs Bun comparison. Hexagon has also created a simple comparison table of features. ✅ ❌

Code Security into Your Apps, Quickly — Pangea helps you create secure apps without slowing down innovation. With our framework of essential API-based security services, you can efficiently protect your users, meet security and compliance standards, and block threats.


How to Run a GitHub Gist with npx — Nate Taras’ recent Creating an npx tool inspired Kelly to send in this simple example of a remotely executable npx gist. This is a clever idea that works because GitHub gists can automatically act as git repositories and npx can run against a package hosted in a git repo.

Kelly Fox

Getting Daily Notifications My Parent is Okay — Being in the UK – a nation that truly loves its tea – the approach involves monitoring whether a water kettle is used each day. Node makes an appearance for turning the activity into Telegram messages.

Remy Sharp

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