Node.js v4.0.0 is here!

So we lived to see it. Node.js version 4 is here which means we have the latest V8, ES6 support and the latest security patches for our favorite tool! Well the previous statement cannot describe how much good things just happened. From the creation of Node.js, through the fork of IO.js, until finally the latest version and the merger happened and now the community has the word how Node.js will be shaped from now on.

I am personally very excited about that and I am currently going to test and update one of my Docker apps that installs and uses Node.js through NVM.

I am also expecting a lot of work on this major version and the patches and new features are coming sooner than later which makes it very interesting to use Node.js these days!


Touch scroll ConEmu under Windows + some other stuff

So.. I have my Win8 tablet and I have all kinds of dev environments installed on it. It can handle a lot, believe me.

I was using for a long time a combination of git bash console + increased console size in the default Windows’ console settings: rows and cols. I really appreciate the git bash here option.

These days I stumbled upon ConEmu, received many good reviews about it and decided to try it.

I am still discovering its features but so far I removed/unregistered the git bash context menus and use the same environment inside ConEmu – it really gives you everything you need: I have the git bash console inside, again a console window without horizontal limit of the characters, easy select, copy and paste, etc.

However if you like me want to use it for scrolling on the tablet you have to use two fingers. You will be in selection mode with one finger. If you prefer you can disable the selection mode for sh.exe in the settings – to not accidentally copy a part of the text in the console while you are trying to scroll.