Node Roundup 4

2010-09-01 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

Welcome to the Node Roundup. Send your apps in for review through our
contact form or @dailyjs.


Bounce by Jonah Fox is a wrapper around a Node process that will watch for JavaScript file changes and
restart the Node process. You can run it like this:

bounce lib/server.js

The author has also included tests (!). At the moment it recursively
watches the file system, rather than using kernel-based notifications,
but it's still great for those of us that are used to automatic
reloading on other development platforms/frameworks.


node-supervisor is a similar project by Isaac Z. Schlueter; it can also relaunch programs when they
crash. Supervisor also uses a recursive file system approach to watch
for file changes.


On a related topic... Nodules is a
URL-based CommonJS module loader for Node. That means it has automatic
dependency resolution, so modules will be downloaded as required. It's
part of Persevere, which is a Dojo Foundation

Node Knockout

Node Knockout voting is still open:

All voting will take place at the same time: between 03:00 GMT on Monday, August 30 and 0:00 GMT on Friday, September 3.

I've had a lot of fun playing with the
entries, check them out if you haven't already!