Nock is a project that many great contributors have been working on for the past couple of years; it is the premier http mocking library for Node.js. However, recently development has stagnated, and I wanted to give a high level overview of where it is now and where we, the maintainers, want it to go in the future. Here’s that vision!

Why a Roadmap?

Nock was published by Pedro Teixeira in 2011 and maintained very actively until early 2016. It became the defacto mocking library for http requests in Node.js. …


Balancing social power, regardless of level of connectivity

This post was co-authored by Gregor Martynus and Teri Chadbourne.

As the Offline First community, we facilitate discussion about making applications that work under the most constrained network conditions. From infrastructure challenges in the developing world to shoddy connections on the subway, we know our networks are unreliable, and we strive to create the best of user experiences in the worst of network conditions. This is both a technical and design challenge, so naturally these were the topics we have focused on in the past 5 years, since the term Offline First was coined back in 2013. …


A tasty introduction to GraphQL

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It’s Wednesday evening, another great meetup is hosted at my favourite event space: the REST-aurant.

After the talks the attendees can get different food at different “routes”.

Different routes to get salads or burgers at the REST-aurant.

They usually have the same two choices: avocado salad and shrimp burger. Avocado salad, and shrimp burger. But what I really hunger for is Shrimp salad! But unfortunately, there is no GET /salads?with=shrimps route. So what can I do?

I get the shrimp from the burgers, of course!

So I go to the GET /salads route and then queue up to fetch 3 burgers from GET…


Hoodie Camp — a space for new and existing contributors at the Hoodie Community (Illustration by Carolina Buzio)

You don’t build a community. You build a space.
Saron Yitbarek

A lot of people enjoy contributing to Open Source projects. And Open Source projects love contributions. And yet I keep seeing newcomers struggling to contribute and project maintainers struggling to find contributors. What’s the catch?

There is a gap. A gap between the desire to contribute to a community and the ability to find one. A gap between what contributions are welcome, and what people think is wanted. A gap between what people wish they could contribute, but don’t know how, or are afraid to try.

At the

Gregor

Open Source Community facilitator

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