npm weekly #237: npm@6.14.2 is here, mocking APIs & more

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Mar 5 · 3 min read

npm@6.14.2 is here

In case you missed it, v6.14.1 was released last week, fixing a regression for certain git urls. We shipped a patch release (v6.14.2) earlier this week, landing a couple small docs and dependency updates.

Background notes:
v6.14.1 v6.14.2

You can update to the latest version of the CLI in the usual way:

$ npm install -g npm@latest

Mocking APIs for fun and profit

Did you miss Open Source Developer Ruy Adorno’s talk, “Mock API endpoints for fun and profit” at ConFoo last week? Don’t fear — we’ve got you! You can check out their slides here. Enjoy!

Project spotlight: test-npm-dependants

Check out test-npm-dependants by Julian Gruber, a node module/op that runs test suites of npm dependants to tell you about stability and breaking changes!

Here for example: Which modules need to be adapted to ExpressJS 5?

Access it via:

$ npm install -g test-npm-dependants

Snap the Gap

Snap the Gap, a program designed to increase attitudes and perceptions of STEM in 10–12 year olds, via free hands-on experiential learning, mentorship, and expanded learning opportunities. The program is actively recruiting mentors for their pilot program in California.

Learn more about the program here. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, you can sign up via their mentor application or email them for more information.

Bi-weekly deep dive

After getting some feedback in a recent Open RFC call, we’ve decided to schedule a bi-weekly “deep-dive” call that will take on one RFC, PR, issue or overall topic of discussion to allow for more in-depth conversations to happen.

The deep-dive topic will be chosen at the preceding Open RFC call for visibility (notably, the first call will be focused around “Workspaces”).

With that in mind, we’d like to poll the community to help choose the timing of this call. Let us know what works best for you!

Coming up…

Take your JavaScript to the next level

In need of private packages and collaboration solutions? Meet npm Pro and npm Teams! Both tools empower developers to utilize private packages and collaborate, either working with contributors on Open Source projects (Pro), or working as a team on mission-critical applications (Teams). Get started here.

Code & career

Our very own engineering manager, Amal Hussein, was interviewed on the Ladybug Podcast (an awesome tech podcast for developers, hosted by Emma Bostian, Ali Spittel and Kelly Vaughn) earlier this week. The group discussed Amal’s career path and their thoughts on engineering management. Give it a listen!

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