Node 0.8.6 is out, and this release is the first to include binary distributions for all supported Unix systems.
The 0.6 series has also been updated, with the release of 0.6.21. This release fixes a bug in
fs.watch that affected Solaris.
Axon (License: MIT, npm: axon) by TJ Holowaychuk is a zeromq-inspired message-oriented socket library. It uses the push/pull and publish/subscribe patterns, and features a lightweight wire protocol that supports binary messages.
EmitterSocket object which behaves like Node’s
TJ has included information on the protocol and some rough benchmarks.
NextFlow (License: MIT, npm: nextflow) by JP Richardson is a control flow library for Node that has a CoffeeScript-friendly API. Rather than using a chainable API or a list of arguments, NextFlow accepts an object:
next = require('nextflow') vals =  x = 0 next flow = 1: -> vals.push(1) @next() 2: -> vals.push(2) x = Math.random() @next(x) 3: (num) -> vals.push(num) @next() 4: -> vals.push(4) @next() 5: -> console.log vals #is 1 console.log vals #is 2 console.log vals #is x console.log vals #is 4
The author has included CoffeeScript comparisons with well-known Node control flow libraries.