Chrome update and Node.js Interactive 2017 videos

Two things which come with some videos worth watching for a JavaScript developer. One is Chrome 62 which has videos for both browser changes and developer tool changes and the other is the videos from the Node.js Interactive 2017 conference finally dropped.

Coming soon, expect a raft of new videos associated with the Chrome Dev Summit which starts Monday Oct 23rd, 2017.

Node.js 8 and NPM 5

I read through the information about NPM v5 the other day and I have to admit I found that it was all likely important stuff (that is, changes that needed to be made), but not particularly exciting. It seemed like things which would just make it behave a little better, work in a few more situations, or be a little bit faster: v5.0.0

sharp Image Conversion and Free egghead.io Course

RisingStack There’s a new Node.js Weekly Update - 19 May, 2017 over at RisingStack Community with quite a few interesting updates about V8, a couple about micro services with Kubernetes or Docker, etc. But my favorite was their mention of sharp as a really fast way to convert images. It’s apparently much faster than using ImageMagick or GraphicsMagic to do so. But even more than that, within the description of sharp was the mention that it can automatically generate the extra files needed to support super fast zooming software like OpenSeadragon.