N|Solid: Node.js Compatibility Proven through Fastify CI Integration

At NodeSource, we understand the hesitance and scrutiny that often accompany claims of “Node.js compatibility”. The Node.js ecosystem is vast and intricate, and as Matteo Collina rightly points out, passing a “hello world” example is just the start. We believe N|Solid should be a component of every Node.js project, especially in production, to provide developers […]

Package managers, the new todo app?

#​680 — March 21, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Runtime Compatibility Across JavaScript Runtimes — Several developers have come together to build this convenient way to visualize the compatibility of different Web APIs and JavaScript features across the ever increasing number of different runtimes (e.g. Bun, Deno, Node, LLRT..) Tom Lienard et al. […]

Build-time macros for everyone

#​679 — March 14, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Use Parcel Macros in Other Bundlers with unplugin-parcel-macros — Macros, as implemented in Parcel (and Bun!), are JS functions that run at build time whose results are inlined into a bundle in place of the original call. You can now use this feature with […]

A new challenger appears

#​678 — March 7, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly 📒  Eloquent JavaScript Goes Fourth — Coming several years after the third edition, the latest version of, perhaps, the best ‘all rounder’ book for learning JavaScript is here: “adjusted to the realities of 2024 and generally touched up.” You can read it on the […]

Choosing the Right Node.js Package Manager in 2024: A Comparative Guide

The year 2024 marks a crucial juncture in the Node.js ecosystem, where developers face different choices when it comes to selecting the right package manager for their projects. npm, Yarn, and pnpm stand out as the frontrunners, as they are the most widely used in the Node.js ecosystem. Each package offers unique features and capabilities […]

Postgres in TypeScript

#​677 — February 29, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly PGlite: PostgreSQL in WebAssembly (and TypeScript) — People have brought Postgres into the browser before, albeit atop a Linux VM WASM layer. PGlite, however, packages a WASM build of Postgres into a TypeScript library that can be run in the browser or on Node.js […]

Node.js 2023 Year in Review

Two months into 2024, I’ve decided to summarize the achievements in the Node.js space from 2023. As always, this list is curated by me, so I may overlook some pull requests due to the vast amount of work completed by Node.js collaborators and areas where I need more context, such as WASI. Node.js is rapidly […]

A big update for ECharts

#​676 — February 22, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly 📊 Apache ECharts 5.5: The Powerful Visualization Library — ECharts’ big selling point, beyond being a well supported Apache-backed project, is its balance of power and simplicity. You can do a lot with it (check out the many examples here) without the code becoming complex. […]

TC39 adds a new stage for ECMAScript proposals

#​675 — February 15, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly Tempo: An Easier Way to Work with Dates — We think they nailed their own summary: “A collection of utilities for working with the native Date object — an important distinction from other libraries that provide custom date primitives. Under the hood, Tempo mines […]


#​674 — February 8, 2024 Read on the Web JavaScript Weekly jQuery 4.0.0 Beta — I recently looked at issue #1 of JavaScript Weekly and the top two items were jQuery, so it’s nice to feature it 🙂 You might not be using jQuery, but it’s still everywhere, including WordPress. v4 says goodbye to IE […]