Node Roundup: 0.11.7, 0.10.18, npm-check-updates, social-cms-backend

11 Sep 2013 | By Alex Young | Tags node modules express npm

Node 0.11.7, 0.10.18

Node 0.11.7 and 0.10.18 were released last week. The unstable branch has seen changes across many of the core modules, particularly buffer and stream.

Meanwhile, 0.10.8 has fixes for stream and updates uv.


npm-check-updates (GitHub: tjunnone / npm-check-updates, License: Apache 2.0, npm: npm-check-updates) by Tomas Junnonen is a module for displaying out of date modules in your package.json. It can also automatically update package.json.

I tried it against a few projects and it works OK, but it struggled with private repository URIs – it just shows the 404 npm returns.


social-cms-backend (GitHub: dai-shi / social-cms-backend, License: BSD, npm: social-cms-backend) by Daishi Kato is Express middleware that provides REST APIs for creating a social networks using AngularJS.

It uses passport for authentication, so it can work with various social networks.

Once it’s installed you can set up persistence using MongoDB, and Facebook with passport’s Facebook strategy:

var express = require('express');
var SCB = require('social-cms-backend');
var app = express();
  mongodb_url: 'mongodb://localhost:27017/socialcmsdb',
  passport_strategy: 'facebook',
  facebook_app_id: process.env.FACEBOOK_APP_ID,
  facebook_app_secret: process.env.FACEBOOK_APP_SECRET

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