Category: Node.js

  • Accelerating GraphQL on Node.js

    GraphQL is a query language that is rapidly gaining wide adoption across the community. It combines type validation with a query and filtering syntax that makes it easy to get up-and-running with a powerful web API in almost no time. Features like running parallel queries or update-all become much easier, because they are first class...
    Matteo Collina
  • Sending 1.24 million MQTT messages from NodeConf EU to Azure (and lots more digital badge details)

    The NodeConf EU 2018 digital badge was a stunning success that far exceeded every expectation we had and eclipsed our beloved 2017 badge. In this post, I’ll walk you through the several days of the event, explain at a high level how the badge platform worked and also show you the lovely ways in which…

    Conor O'Neill
    IoT, NodeConfEU, Open Source | 17th December 2018
  • Enterprise-open-source

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 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
  • Sharing Media in Progressive Web Apps

    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
  • Protecting Node.js from uncontrolled resource consumption headers attacks

    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
    Node.js, Open Source | 28th November 2018
  • node-clinic

    Node.js meetup – Node Clinic from NearForm

    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
    Node.js, Performance | 20th November 2018
  • NodeConf.EU 2018 App now available for conference attendees!

    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, Frontend | 4th November 2018
  • NodeConf EU 2018

    The NodeConf EU 2018 Digital Badge is here and it’s fabulous

    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
    IoT, Javascript, NodeConfEU | 4th November 2018
  • Structs in JavaScript

    Sharing structs between JavaScript and native code

    Structuring Data Using Structs When writing native modules in C/C++, it is often useful to structure data using something called structs. A struct is a low level data schema you can use in C/C++. They basically act as an encoding/decoding scheme, similar to protocol-buffers and many others data encoding schemes, to read/write the properties specified…

    Mathius Buus
  • 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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