Tom MacWright talks about some of the decidedly good things happening in web development.
In the not-so-recent past, when I was writing server-side code, I’d have to use a module like request to handle HTTP requests, the querystring builtin or the qs module for decoding query strings, and url.parse() for parsing URLs, and moment to format dates in English.
Today, none of those problems require, or even really benefit from, using Node.js-specific modules. We have
fetch()on the backend, and the
URLSearchParamsobject for query strings, the
URLobject for URL parsing, and the
Intlsystem for formatting dates, numbers, and lists.