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Node.js Spotlight of the Month: How Companies Benefit from Node.js and the Node.js Foundation

In this new video series, Node.js community members and Node.js Foundation members share what excites them about Node.js, why they participate in the community and the Node.js Foundation, and the future potential of this universal platform. Interesting applications built with Node.js, the vibrant community that surrounds it, and the potential growth of the platform are common themes throughout this video series.

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JS Interactive Call for Papers Closes Soon

The Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation are teaming up to bring you JS Interactive. The conference brings together the open source communities that support the JavaScript ecosystem and JavaScript end users. It’s a great opportunity to network, share your skills, and build a better understanding of what tools are out there within this ecosystem and best practices around them.

Do you have a presentation, panel idea or workshop that you’d like to be apart of this conference?

The call for presentations is currently open. There’s a ton of tracks and topics to submit on, including accessibility, community building, emerging use cases, frameworks and more - you can find the full list here. The deadline to submit your idea is April 20th.

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Node.js Foundation Executive Director’s Update for April 2018

Every month, Mark Hinkle, Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation, will provide major updates from the team who makes up the Node.js Foundation and the Node.js Foundation board. Check out the groups' updates for April. 

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Introduction to the Node.js Community Committee and Our Focus for 2018

Olivia Hugger, a member of the Node.js Foundation Community Committee, shares what the Community Committee is. This blog gives an overview of why the Community Committee was started, what function it serves within the Node.js community, major initiatives accomplished in 2017 and what the committee is hoping to achieve this year.

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Call For Mentors: We'd Love to Have you Help us Level-up Mentees

The goal of the Node.js Mentorship Program is to bring more contributors to Node.js projects by mentoring people about the Node.js environment and ecosystem, helping them contribute to Node.js, championing their PRs through code review, and giving general help. If you've got experience with Node.js and are interested in helping out and becoming a Node.js Mentor, it would be absolutely stellar if you could fill out this form to note your interest.

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History of Node.js on a Timeline

RisingStack has published articles on Node.js for over 4 years now, and decided to take a look back at what exactly happened to Node.js so far from its creation to today. In this article, Gergely Nemeth outlines the history of Node.js on a timeline from 2009 until now. 

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Clinic Diagnoses your Node.js Performance Issues

Figuring out what's causing performance issues in your application  You can also learn more about the tool in this article by Conor O'Neill from the nearForm team. cna be difficult if you don't know where to start. This new tool, Clinic, simplifies the process of investigating and fixing performance issues in your Node.js applications.

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Building a Wine Tasting Neural Network with Node.js

In this article, Valeri Karpov talks about a machine learning dataset that has data on 6,000 Portuguese wines and includes a 1-10 quality rating system. The rating system is meant to match factors like residual sugar and alcohol content with the data set creator's palate. You'll learn how to train a neural network like this with Brain.js 

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A View Into How Some Node.js Projects Address Security Challenges

The growing popularity of Node.js is already drawing more attention from attackers. In this article, Mark Samuel explains the Node.js Security Roadmap and how some Node.js projects address security challenges, along with ways to make it easier for more projects to address these challenges in a thorough and consistent manner.

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Technical Content from Node Developers

  1. Using TypeScript With Node.js
  2. Building a Full-Text Search App Using Docker and Elasticsearch
  3. Deploying a production Node/Express Mongo App to AWS
  4. Building a Node.js Powered API with Express, Mongoose & MongoDB
  5. Understanding CPU Flame Graphs
  6. Understanding and Debugging in Node.js
  7. Analyze your Company’s Social Media Presence with IBM Watson and Node.js
  8. Native Extensions for Node.js
  9. How to Test NodeJS Apps using Mocha, Chai and SinonJS
  10. Node.js — Integration Testing with Pact.js

The Latest on Node 9.11.0 and Recent Releases

Node v9.11.0 (Current)

This release includes updating ICU to 61.1 including many new languages and data improvements, emiting 'ready' event for ReadStream and WriteStream, bumping the version of n-api supported, and more.

The 9.11.1 patch fixes an infrastructure issue to ensure that binaries and installers now work as expected.

Reminder: Node.js 4 goes into EOL at the end of the month (April 30). For more details on this, see the Node.js Release strategy here

Check the official Node.js GitHub repository for the latest on new releases, or the Node.js news on our site.

CFPs

JS Interactive
Vancouver, BC - Closes June 1, 2018

Open Source Summit North America
Vancouver, BC - Closes April 29, 2018

JSConf US
Carlsbad, CA – Closes May 1, 2018

Open Source Summit Europe
Edinburgh, UK - Closes July 1, 2018

Conferences

NodeDay
Toronto, Canada - May 2, 2018

Collision
New Orleans, LA - April 30 - May 3, 2018

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe
Copenhagen, Denmark - May 2-4, 2018

JSConf EU
Berlin, Germany - June 2-3, 2018  

Dinosaur JS
Denver, CO – June 21, 2018

RISE
Hong Kong, China – July 9-12, 2018

Node Summit
San Francisco, CA – July 23-25, 2018

JS Interactive
Vancouver, BC - October 10-12, 2018  

All Things Open
Raleigh, NC – October 21-23, 2018

Web Summit
Lisbon, Portugal – November 5-8, 2018

Have something to share?

We're always looking for new projects, events, case study testimonials and ideas that should be shared in these issues. Please reach out if there's something you'd like us to include!

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