#424 — February 10, 2022
Pintora: An Extensible Text-to-Diagram Rendering Library — A similar idea to the well established Mermaid.js, but with a different attitude to extensibility as well as no requirement for a headless browser server-side. The introduction docs have both visual and code examples.
MikroORM 5: A TypeScript ORM for Node.js — Based upon the popular ‘Data Mapper’ pattern, MikroORM (homepage) is a popular and powerful Node.js ORM that supports a variety of SQL and NoSQL databases. v5 is a year in the making and boasts improved type safety, validations, migrations and schema diffing, amongst other things.
⬆️ Build an API from Scratch with MikroORM and Express.js — If you’ve not had a chance to use MikroORM (above) yet, this could provide an easy way in.
Retool Is the Fast Way to Build Internal Tools — Visually design apps that interface with any database or API. Switch to code nearly anywhere to customize how your apps look and work. With Retool, you ship more apps and move your business forward—all in less time.
Referring to a recent report from WhiteSource, The New Stack ponders whether the npm system, generally, is a ‘hotbed of malware’?
Google Cloud has placed Node 10 support for its client libraries into maintenance mode only. They recommend upgrading to Node 12 (at least).
An Introduction to Deno: Is It Better than Node? — We’ve mentioned Deno, which comes from Ryan Dahl, much as Node.js initially did, numerous times, but if you haven’t checked it out yet this post covers the key features, as well as where Deno is ahead or behind of Node.
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🛠 Code & Tools
RegExr: Learn, Build, and Test Regular Expressions — A handy browser-based tool for working with regexes, debugging and creating them, as well as accessing a variety of community supplied patterns for common use cases from IP address parsing to password validation.
RedisSMQ 6.0: High-Performance Redis Message Queue for Node — I’m a big fan of using the Redis data structure store as a message bus and so too it goes here.
remix-electron: An Initial Electron Integration for Remix — Remix might be aimed at building Web sites but can it play a role in an Electron app? Here’s an initial attempt at doing just that.