How to encode URL in JS?

Small tutorial with code examples about how to encode URL in JavaScript safely
31 October 2017   2445

For example, you have and URL that need to be encoded safely using JavaScript such way such that it can be put into a GET string.

var myUrl = "http://example.com/index.html?param=1&anotherParam=2";
var myOtherUrl = "http://example.com/index.html?url=" + myUrl;

Use the built-in function encodeURIComponent(str) and encodeURI(str)

var myOtherUrl = 
       "http://example.com/index.html?url=" + encodeURIComponent(myUrl);

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   129

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.