Frontend News Digest 26-29.11

Pros of Strapi CMS, create a Restful API Using Mongoose and Joi, Node OracleDB update and more
29 November 2019   187

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new Python news digest.

Learn how to publish npm packages with meta files, check tutorial to Helm 3, how to reduce Twilio webhooks and more


  • Publishing npm Packages Without Meta Files 

Learn what ‘meta’ files (config files, .npmignore, IDE files, etc.) should not make it into your npm packages

  • Guide to Helm 3 with an Express.js microservice

Helm is a package management tool for the Kubernetes ecosystem and this tutorial covers creating a chart (packages/pre-packaged apps Helm can work with) for an Express.js service

  • How to secure Twilio webhook URLs in Node.js

Three ways to secure your webhook (HTTP request that Twilio, a popular communication API provider for SMS, voice, video performs to find out what the reaction to a Twilio should be) URLs


  • 5 Things I love about Strapi, a Node.js headless CMS

Overview of Strapi CMS, covering its pros


  • fix-es-imports

Fixes your ES import paths

  • PostGraphile

This solutiona llows you to get an instant  GraphQL API for your PostgreSQL database with one command

  • node-oracledb

Oracle Corp supported Oracle Database driver for Node.js 

  • public-ip 

Allows you to get public IP address "very fast", as developers say - maybe, worth checking?


  • Promises From Scratch In A Post-Apocalyptic Future

  • Node.js | Hapi.js & MongoDB | Create a Restful API Using Mongoose and Joi

OpenJS Foundation to Accept Electron For Incubation

At the moment, OpenJS Foundation is supported by the 30 members, and the framework acception will make Electron stronger, as reported
12 December 2019   74

11.12.2019 at the Node+JS Interactive event in Monreal, it was announced by the OpenJS Foundation that they accepted Electron.js framework to its incubation program. This is reported by the Packtpub.

The OpenJS Foundation provides support for sustained growth and development within the open source JavaScript community. It is supported by 30 member,s including Google, Microsoft and IBM.

Electron is an open source framework desgined for creating desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, it is based on Node.js and Chromium. Additionally, Electron is widely used on many well-known applications including Discord, Microsoft Teams, OpenFin, Skype, Slack, Trello, Visual Studio Code, etc.

We’re heading into 2020 excited and honored by the trust the Electron project leaders have shown through this significant contribution to the new OpenJS Foundation. Electron is a powerful development tool used by some of the most well-known companies and applications. On behalf of the community, I look forward to working with Electron and seeing the amazing contributions they will make.

Robin Ginn

Executive Director, OpenJS Foundation

According to the report, the fact that Electron "went to" the OpenJS Foundation does not change how Electron is made, released, or used — and does not directly affect developers building applications with Electron. The Electron team believes that having multiple organizations and developers investing in and collaborating on Electron makes the project stronger.

Experts believe moving Electron into a neutral foundation focused on supporting the web and JavaScript ecosystem is a natural next step as they mature in the open-source ecosystem.