Updated on November 30, 2014
Top Reads November 2014
This time around I’m going to try and give a bit more context on each of things I want to share. I figured you guys would appreciate that more than just a list of links. I read and find quite a bit that I want other people to be aware of as well. Here are the top reads of articles, libraries, and websites that I found cool or useful for the past month. Enjoy!
With Node becoming more and more popular, there’s going to security holes that get exploited. Here’s a collection of basic tips to help mitigate the risk your app has. I’m going to reiterate the first tip in the article, don’t use eval anywhere in your code.
Recently, I created a quick project using AngularJS and Firebase. If you’re not familiar with Firebase, it’s a Backend-as-a-Service that gives you real-time syncing across devices. The cool thing it adds to Angular is three-way data-binding. It’s useful for creating simple prototypes or MVPs. Here’s a good article from CodeTuts to get you started.
If you’re getting going with Node, setting up a good IDE and workflow will make development quicker, and easier. Derick Bailey gave a talk on an IDE setup for Node.
Mongorito is a new MongoDB ORM for Node that takes advantage of ES6’s generators. It cuts down on the callback model the Mongoose uses to do querying. Check if out if you’re looking for something other than Mongoose.
Speaking of ES6 generators, if you are new to generators and want to know what they are all about, James Moore has a screencast on getting started with them.
View October 2014 Top Reads.