Catch up on our latest tech observations and insights.

  • Enterprise-open-source

    This time last month I was at NodeConfEU and was gutted that I had to leave early. But thankfully, all the sessions are available online for my (and your) viewing pleasure. I was looking back over them last week and came across this great discussion on Enterprises, Node.js and open source: the good, the bad…

    Clare Dillon
    Blog, NodeConfEU, Open Source | 12th December 2018
  • Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    What are Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)? With the widespread adoption of HTML5 standards, the lines between native and web applications are becoming more blurry. Now, increasing native features have become available for the browsers, making it difficult to decide whether to build a native or web application. Here at NearForm we love pushing the boundaries…

    Arthur Daschevici
    Blog, Frontend | 30th November 2018
  • Protecting Node.js from uncontrolled resource consumption headers attacks

     As part of the security release of the 27th of November 2018, we fixed several Denial of Service vulnerabilities related to headers processing. You should upgrade your Node.js versions to v6.15.0, v8.14.0, v10.14.0, v11.3.0. This blog post is an in-depth explanation on how those attacks were fixed. A long-time advice in the Node.js community is…

    Matteo Collina
    Blog, Node.js, Open Source | 28th November 2018
  • One of the standard infrastructure architectural patterns for web applications – that we also apply here at NearForm – is to split the infrastructure into multiple logical environments. The most common ones are dev, staging and production. They use the same type of resources (load balancers, instances, databases, etc), but they differ in scale and…

    Dan Achim
    Blog, Development and DevOps | 22nd November 2018
  • node-clinic

    We had another great crowd at our Node.js Dublin meetup in September. Hosted in the Microsoft building in Leopardstown, Matteo Collina featured a profile of Node Clinic, a new set of diagnostic tools to help diagnose and address application and platform performance issues and Dara Hayes giving an introduction to GraphQL with a live demo. If you…

    Sean Walsh
    Blog, Event, Node.js community | 20th November 2018
  • Static Analysis of Docker image vulnerabilities with Clair

    In a previous article, we described how to build a Docker Registry. Today we look at Clair – a tool that does static analysis of vulnerabilities in a docker image. What is Clair? Clair is a popular open source vulnerability scanning solution for docker images made by CoreOS. Clair is also integrated with quay.io public…

    Petr Kohut
    Blog, Development and DevOps, Security | 13th November 2018
  • This year we are really excited to launch the NodeConf EU App! We have put together a Progressive Web App (PWA) to enhance the NodeConf.EU conference attendance experience. The application is built with two users in mind – the conference attendees and the conference organisers. It is designed to help bridge the gap between both of these…

    Glen Keane
    NodeConfEU | 4th November 2018
  • NodeConf EU 2018

    If you were at NodeConf EU 2017, you know just how blown away everyone was by the digital badge we created. Powered by the Espruino JavaScript interpreter and full of Bluetooth goodness, it really made a mark. This year we figured we could do even better. And here it is, the NodeConf EU 2018 Digital…

    Conor O'Neill
    Blog, NodeConfEU | 4th November 2018
  • Migrating from CircleCI to Azure DevOps Pipelines

      Recently when we migrated the CI/CD pipeline for a client’s application to Azure DevOps pipeline we were pleasantly surprised. The Original Setup with CircleCI But before we get into how we re-engineered the pipeline, let me take you through the original setup with CircleCI.  Each project repository has its own build pipeline and generates…

    Alex Knol
    Development and DevOps | 22nd October 2018
  • Product Design in Modern Application Development

    It’s been a few weeks since I started as a product designer for NearForm and I feel super lucky and humbled to share the same space with a group of amazing and talented designers as well as the talent of all the NearFormers—I know, it sounds much better than being a Googler, doesn’t it ?…

    Ivan Frantar
    Design, Strategy | 12th October 2018
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