Node Roundup 1

2010-07-28 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

Welcome, fellow server-side JavaScript aficionados, to the first Node
Roundup. I get so many interesting Node links that I thought it might be
best to do something similar to the jQuery roundup. These posts will
include recent interesting projects built with Node, as well as other
Node news.

Send your apps in for review through our contact form
or @dailyjs.

Experimenting with Node.js

In Experimenting with
Jeff Kreeftmeije discusses using
node-websocket-server to build an interesting example of real time data where mouse pointer
positions are recorded and replayed to other visitors on the page.

The actual blog post features the demo, so you might see other people
moving their mouse around as you read.


Expresso is an asynchronous test framework. It can generate coverage reports, and features very
clear reporting.

It can be installed with npm if you want to quickly try it out. The
author, TJ Holowaychuk, also builds the Express framework, so it
naturally works well as a HTTP app testing tool.

Node Inspector

Node Inspector by Danny Coates is a debugger for Node that uses WebKit's Web Inspector. I'm used
to working with graphical debuggers so I'm looking forward to using
this. I wanted to paste a screenshot of me debugging some awesomely
complex script, but I can't get it to work for some reason... If anyone
has any luck please post in the comments.

Node News

nodejs.se is a Node news aggregator that mines Twitter for relevant tweets. Which you probably do anyway with RSS,
Twitter, mailing lists, Google Alerts, Facebook, but... it's got quite a
nice design!