Node Roundup

2010-09-15 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

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Lodge is a HTTP to syslog proxy by Kord Campbell. Logging to Lodge is straightforward:

curl -d " - all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" https://localhost/inputs/d00dadc0ffee

It's a fairly simple little script, and can work with Syslog-NG.
Campbell has written up a detailed blog post with some useful examples
in Lodge: A HTTP to Syslog Proxy with

Node.js and MongoDB

I noticed Node.js and

on How to Node which is a brief roundup of popular
MongoDB libraries for Node. The issue of indentation is mentioned in reference to the
mongodb-node-native library, which Mongoose attempts
to solve.

My personal projects have been mongodb-node-native so far, with my own
wrappers to cut down syntax. I haven't actually used Mongoose in anger
still, but it might be time to switch.

Which database best fits node.js?

Which database best fits node.js
is a thread on the nodejs mailing
. In it people voice their
support for various SQL and NoSQL databases.

I recently predicted that if you wrote a blog post containing references
to NoSQL, benchmarks, and Node, the traffic from
Hackernews would turn your server into a blazing pile of slag. It's a hot topic, mainly because there's suddenly
so many good database options out there. I've had a lot of luck with
MongoDB and Node, how about you?

Node Knockout Winners

The Node Knockout
announced earlier this month. Swarmation was
the overall winner, which I had a lot of fun playing with.

The JS1k contest has also finished. The winner will
be announced at JSConf EU, which is on the 25th and 26th of September.