Node Roundup: Node 0.5.4, Multimeter, Distributed Web Architectures Meetup Videos

2011-08-17 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young
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Node 0.5.4

Node 0.5.4 was released last week. This version introduces yet more Windows
improvements through libuv. It can now be built on Microsoft Visual
Studio via GYP. There are also bug fixes, and V8 has been updated to


Multimeter (npm: multimeter) is another interesting project by James Halliday. This one generates ANSI progress bars, suitable for use in your next great
console-based application.

var multimeter = require('multimeter')
  , multi = multimeter(process);

// Drop creates a new progress bar at the cursor
multi.drop(function(bar) {
  var iv = setInterval(function() {
    var p = bar.percent();

    bar.percent(p + 1);

    if (p >= 100) clearInterval(iv);
  }, 25);

Videos for Node Distributed Web Architectures Meetup

Joyent have been kind enough to publish videos for the Distributed Web

that was held on the 4th of August.

Curtis Chambers from Uber discusses how Uber's real-time mobile system
has been made more efficient with Node. Dave Pacheco from Joyent
explores behind the scenes of the analytics and visualisation tools in
their SmartDataCenter software. And, Matt Ranney explains how Node has
helped reduce latency in Voxer's real-time voice application.