XML Parsing in JavaScript With xml2js

Most web APIs these days are JSON APIs. JSON is fantastic, and very easy to work with. However older web APIs still use XML, and that can be a problem when you’re a JavaScript developer. Using the xml2js package, we can convert an XML string to a JavaScript object – making our lives much easier as JavaScript developers.

Scaling a Node.js API With Google App Engine

A few months ago I was faced with an issue I’ve never had to deal with. A Node API that I built needed to scale from 10,000 requests per month to 130 million requests per month. Before it was just a layer on top of our legacy PHP code to serve 3rd parties, but then we migrated all of the functionality from PHP into the Node API. Hence the huge change.