Category: Development & Tools

  • WebAssembly Cephes – Mathematical special functions in JavaScript

    Using Emscripten to compile a WebAssembly version of Cephes, we finally have a fast and correct implementation of most mathematical special functions.

    Andreas Madsen
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    Getting into open source for the first time

    Open source can be a thrilling hobby. My own contributions include projects like an IoT & Robotics framework and a Microservices framework, to name a few. The breadth and variance of open source mean that anyone with a text editor, terminal, and an internet connection can help build some really cool things with really cool people. Tools of…

    Dean McDonnell
    | 20th September 2018
  • The world is a dangerous place, which is why you need Joi data validation

    Re-joi-ce people! If you have been programming long enough, you know all too well that you can never trust external data. The first thing you will want to do is validate that data before it gets too deep into your program. You may have already heard the saying “don’t roll your own crypto”. Though less…

    Nicolas Morel
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    How to manage Node.js sudo free with NVM

    There are many ways to install Node.js, from operating system package managers to single version installers; you can even download and build from source! Unfortunately, the vast majority of installations can put Node.js in a location that requires the need for elevated permissions when using either the node or npm commands on the command line or…

    Dean McDonnell
  • Zed Attack Proxy in a CI Pipeline?

    Adding Automated Penetration Testing to Continuous Integration Pipelines Testing, particularly around security, is a core part of the ethos of all nearForm development teams. In many organisations, penetration testing can often happen just before a product first pushes to production, and periodically thereafter. Penetration testing is performed by external teams and is focused on finding…

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    Leaistic: A Library and Microservice for Managing Elasticsearch Content

    ElasticSearch is a great technology for a wide variety of use cases from autocompletion to log management, and is likely to be part of your stack for many complex projects. In ElasticSearch, you put your data in indices. An index is a collection of documents, that shares the same mapping and settings. We have found that Index management can be hard to manage over time:…

    Florian Traverse
    | 22nd August 2018
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    Building a Transparent Proxy in AWS VPC with Terraform and Squid

    In this article I’m going to be setting up an example network and deploying a transparent proxy to it. To make this repeatable and to show exactly how it can be deployed in AWS VPC, I am using Terraform. Terraform is an excellent tool for describing and automating cloud infrastructure. All of the terraform code…

    Karl Hopkinson-Turrell
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    Welcome, Readable-stream@3!

    I am so excited to be able to release the new version of readable-stream, v3! For all of you that might not know, readable-stream is the most downloaded module on NPM, and part of practically any dependency chain of any JavaScript application. readable-stream is a userland port of the Node.js require(‘stream’) module, so that module authors could have a stable…

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    Announcing Pino V5.0.0

    If you’ve not heard of Pino before, it’s a low-overhead, newline-delimited-JSON logger with close compatibility to Bunyan. The idea behind Pino is to provide the lowest overhead JSON logging possible in order to keep Node’s event-loop as free as possible to handle the most critical work, such as request-handling. For information on Pino, in general, see Pino –…

  • Introducing Clinic Bubbleprof, a Unique Way to Visualise Node.Js Code

    Back in January, we announced the Node Clinic project and the first tool in Clinic, Doctor. After many intensive months of work by the team, we’re more than a little excited to announce Clinic Bubbleprof! Bubbleprof has a unique new approach to profiling your Node code so that you can visualise exactly where and how that code is busy….

    Conor O'Neill
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