February 17 - 18, 2022
Node Congress
Node Congress 2022

The biggest event on JavaScript backends

Explore the new frontier of battle-tested backends. A two-day conference on all things Node.js, gathering Back-end and Full-stack engineers across the globe in the cloud is here to help you staying up-to-date on the latest Node.js tech.

34 min
Out of the Box Node.js Diagnostics
In the early years of Node.js, diagnostics and debugging were considerable pain points. Modern versions of Node have improved considerably in these areas. Features like async stack traces, heap snapshots, and CPU profiling no longer require third party modules or modifications to application source code. This talk explores the various diagnostic features that have recently been built into Node.
You can check the slides for Colin's talk here. 
26 min
It's a Jungle Out There: What's Really Going on Inside Your Node_Modules Folder
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Do you know what’s really going on in your node_modules folder? Software supply chain attacks have exploded over the past 12 months and they’re only accelerating in 2022 and beyond. We’ll dive into examples of recent supply chain attacks and what concrete steps you can take to protect your team from this emerging threat.
You can check the slides for Feross' talk here.
30 min
Static first websites with Cloudflare Workers
Static websites give you all sorts of great benefits. You don’t have to worry about security or scalability. They are simple to cache, cheap to host and a breeze to maintain! But sometimes I miss all the fun things you can do with just a little bit of state! Combining the Cloudflare Pages platform with Durable Objects and the HTMLRewriter API, you can have your cake and eat it too! We’ll replicate a full WordPress experience with comments, top posts, like buttons and a page counter. All on Cloudflare’s free static site hosting platform.
You can check the slides for Jonathan's talk here.
31 min
Database Access on the Edge with Cloudflare Workers & Prisma
Edge functions are pushing the limit of serverless computing – but with new tools, come new challenges. Due to their limitations, edge functions don't allow talking to popular databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL. In this talk, you will learn how you can connect and interact with your database from Cloudflare Workers using the Prisma Data Proxy.
You can check the slides for Alex's talk here. 
9 min
Automated Application Security Testing with StackHawk
Traditional security testing for Node and JS apps has focused on the front-end, but actual security issues most often lie in the backing REST API. Join StackHawk co-founder Scott Gerlach for a quick overview of why you need to rethink how you test your JS apps and how StackHawk can help you find and fix security bugs fast.
You can check the slides for Scotts's talk here.
8 min
The Evolution of Deploying Node on Servers and Platforms
NodeJS is a server-side representation of Javascript that can work well as an application's backend and can be run on various servers and infrastructures. In this talk, we'll be going through the journey of how Nodejs has been deployed over the years via various infrastructures from PaaS to Containers.
You can check the slides for Shedrack's talk here. 
34 min
Server-side Auth with Remix, Prisma, and the Web Platform
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In this talk, we'll get a live coded demo of building custom hand-rolled authentication. When you have the right tools (and we do), authentication can be quite simple and secure. This is more (and better) than just: "Install this library and you're good to go." When we're done we'll have our own auth code that can evolve with our ever-changing requirements without a need to learn some library-specific APIs. We'll be leveraging the Web Platform the way it was meant to be done to give us simple and secure server-side authentication for the web.
You can check the slides for Kent's talk here as well as demo code.
32 min
Five Ways of Taking Advantage of Verdaccio, Your Private and Proxy Node.js Registry
Verdaccio is an open-source lightweight private proxy registry made in JavaScript with an entirely optional configuration that allows you to publish Node.js private packages and proxy from other remote registries. In this talk, you will learn five ways to take advantage of Verdaccio to improve your workflows and productivity.
You can check the slides for Juan's talk here.
8 min
High Performance Node.js Powered by Rust and WebAssembly
In the post Moore’s Law era, due to limitations of the hardware, we need to squeeze more performance from the existing hardware. That means that the native code provides the best performance. However, the prevalence of native code on the server-side presents challenges to application safety and manageability. The rise and advent of Rust and WebAssembly offers new ways for developers to write high performance yet safe Node.js applications.
In this talk, I will cover the basics of Rust and WebAssembly, as well showcase how to go about their integration with Node.js. You will learn how and when to design a hybrid web application. How can you code the high performance functions in Rust in a Web Assembly virtual machine and finally how to tie everything together in a Node.js JavaScript application.
7 min
Orders & Magnitude
Orders of magnitude matter. Things don't go up order of one every time. Organising people in a group requires disseminating information and its interpretation and, most importantly, its distribution. Remote working and asynchronous collaboration have become the norm, meaning that distributed teams have taken their silos of knowledge with them. The impact of this has compounded any organisations experiencing a skills gap with a skills distribution problem, increasing the importance of good documentation and transparent interaction processes. In this session, we'll go over the fundamentals of requirements engineering, looking at how orders of magnitude scale alongside the expansion of scope and additional requirements. Lastly, we'll discuss how you can apply elements of platform thinking to your everyday projects.
7 min
Write Node like it's 2022
I was seeing some code that was written a few years ago, that was considered the "super clean" and "intuitive", and I realised that the JavaScript that we write today is very different from the one that we used to write just five years ago.
If you've been around for some time, you know the feeling of writing "this = that", and taking days debugging why that variable is set to null. The new node syntax, with esm, new bundlers, faster refreshes. The code was never so easy to write and understand.
You can check the slides for Pedro's talk here.
25 min
A Comparison of Web Workers
Modern browsers come equipped with three types of Web Workers: Dedicated, Shared, and Service Workers. While each one offers the ability to execute JavaScript in a separate thread, their differing APIs and capabilities mean that any given task usually has an ideal worker. Learn the benefits of each worker and how to choose the right one.
34 min
Serverless in Production, Lessons from the Trenches
Serverless technologies help us build better and more scalable applications in the cloud. It's a powerful paradigm that allows us to focus on creating business values and letting the cloud provider handle the undifferentiated heavy-liftings such as managing the underlying infrastructure. In this session, Yan Cui would take us through many of the lessons that he has learnt from running serverless workloads in production over the last five years, including development tips, testing and observability strategies, and much more.
You can check the slides for Yan's talk here.
32 min
A Glimpse Into the Future of Fullstack Development with Blitz.js
Blitz was created as a fullstack React framework, inspired Ru on Rails, and with a goal to make you as productive as possible! It features a ""Zero-API"" data layer abstraction, has authn & authz out of the box and a few more exciting features. However, we recently decided to pivot Blitz to a framework agnostic toolkit, which means a huge and thrilling change for the Blitz community. During this talk, I will introduce the core concepts, talk about the why & how of the pivot, and give you a glimpse of Blitz's future.
You can check the slides for Aleksandra's talk here.
35 min
Evolving the Node HTTP Client with undici
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What are some of the problems of the current Node core HTTP client and how can we move beyond them? A talk about how undici tries to bring the next step in client side HTTP in Node. Includes some practical advice to using undici and common pitfalls with some commentary in regards to API design decisions and future plans with some extra Fetch API bonus.a