Well, we are super excited to announce that we’ve added a new member to our team. The heavy hitter from Valhalla, the terror from Transylvania, the electrifying enigma from Edinburgh…actually I don’t know where she’s from. I give you, Meredith Woedl.
On Monday April 7th, OpenSSL Project announced a major security vulnerability, Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160). This flaw allowed for unapproved access to sensitive data on servers. We're happy to say that our public platform and websites were not affected by this issue. However, there were a few dedicated SSL terminators that were affected. These have been updated and fixed.
Have you checked out our friends over at Codeship? No? Seriously? What rock are you living under? Codeship is a hosted Continuous Deployment Platform that makes developers more productive and faster.
I’ve been working with and loving Node and the community since March 22, 2013 when my boss forced me to learn what we did at the company. My relationship with Node has been the longest relationship I’ve successfully been in. One year, one full year of tears, sweat, travel, camps, conferences, booze, nerds, more nerds, macbooks, macbook airs (ew by the way), and npm.
When your app is in production, you want to be notified when the status of your application changes. For example, when your application crashes you want to know immediately. You also have, or want to have, a Pebble smartwatch which allows you to view your notifications on your wrist, relinquishing the need to pick up your phone. With Modulus, we can combine Modulus' web hooks and Pushover, a notification app. When things about your application change you get a push notification which appears on your Pebble.
Strider CD is a great, open source continuous integration and deployment server. They also have a hosted solution, which is currently in beta (you can sign up for the beta on the website).
Throughout the last half of 2013 npm experienced some growing pains, and rightly so. The popularity of Node.js and the number of new modules being published introduced a spectacular challenge for the engineers responsible for keeping it running. Out of these outages grew a network of mirrors put in place so people could continue working even when the main registry was down.