VIDEO: The world’s most important programming language
If you only take away two things from this edition of the weekly, let them be these: first, if you weren’t at FinJS in New York last month to see Laurie Voss talk about npm, watch this video to see his talk.
Second, if you’re in London next week, you can catch Laurie at FinJS on Tuesday. He’ll be speaking at Sway Lounge in Holborn, and you can reserve your ticket for free! If you can’t make it to the talk but you want to meet with us between Monday-Thursday, you can schedule a meeting here.
What packages should we track this year?
What we’re reading: Small Focused Modules
We really enjoyed this quick read from frequent npm module author Sindre Sorhus that popped up last month. If three minutes is too long a read, check out the tl;dr at the top and you’ll get the gist. Small modules FTW!
Earlier this week, Kat Marchán wrote a great update on tink: State of the Unwinder for the #development channel of npm.community. If you haven’t joined the official npm forum and you’re interested in what’s going on with tink, head to npm.community and sign up to get involved ASAP.
We’re hiring a Senior Security Engineer who will work with the npm Security team to make the npm ecosystem a safer, more secure environment. We’re also looking for the right person to join the Marketing team as a Growth Marketer. Head to npmjs.com/jobs and fill out your application right now.
Recommended package: Envup
Earlier this fall, Luke Harris was busy building a tool that lets you define some environment variables and even automate them without publishing your sensitive details into git. Now you can use that tool when you install Envup. Enjoy!
Empower your team to collaborate more securely
1 in 4 developers don’t use code review or other security methods to evaluate their code. npm Orgs with automatic vulnerability scanning ensures best practices and secure collaboration.
October has come to an end and with it, Inktober
October flew right on by, but Chris Dickinson was able to capture most of it for Inktober. If you missed any of his original artwork on Twitter, check out this roundup from one of our favorite artists.