Here’s this week’s recap of the Node.js related blogs we posted last week…
In this week’s post we’ll dive into the fundamentals of garbage collection (GC) in V8 and how it holds the “keys to the kingdom” in the optimization of Node applications. We will also look at some tools to triage GC and memory management issues in V8.
If you are writing any kind of long living application, detailed logging is paramount to spotting problems and debugging. Without logs you would have few ways of telling how is your application behaving, are there errors, what’s the performance like, is it doing anything at all or is it just falling over every other request when you aren’t looking at it. In this article we are going to talk about popular Node.js logging frameworks Bunyan and Winston.
Along with the community, StrongLoop is excited for Node v0.12 to become generally available. There’s no time like the present to get familiar with the new features that are coming to v0.12. We’ve compiled the list below to help you get prepared:
- Cluster round-robin load balancing
- Performance optimizations
- Running multiple instances in a single process
- execSync: a synchronous API for child processes
- Debugging clustered apps with Node Inspector
We’re excited to announce that the LoopBack API framework now supports:
- Third-party login, to enable your LoopBack apps to allow login using existing accounts on Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Github.
- Integration with enterprise security services so that users can login with them instead of username and password-based authentication.
- Account linking to link an account authorized through one of the above services with a LoopBack application user record. This enables you to manage and control your own user account records while still integrating with third-party services.
What’s LoopBack? It’s an open source API framework powered by Node.js for connecting devices and apps to enterprise data and services.
Ready to start monitoring event loops, manage Node clusters and chase down memory leaks? We’ve made it easy to get started with StrongOps either locally or on your favorite cloud, with a simple npm install.
- What’s in the upcoming Node v0.12 release? Big performance optimizations, read Ben Noordhuis’ blog to learn more.
- Ready to develop APIs in Node.js and get them connected to your data? Check out the Node.js LoopBack framework. We’ve made it easy to get started either locally or on your favorite cloud, with a simple npm install.
- Need training and certification for Node? Learn more about both the private and open options StrongLoop offers.