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  • Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (January 2023)
    22 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
  • 7 Useful JavaScript Libraries To Build a Real-Time Web App
    4 projects | | 12 Dec 2022
    Deepstream is an open-source library for real-time web application development. The library, which is built with Node.js and, helps developers build frontend web applications that perform real-time updates while requiring minimal backend code.
  • Ask HN: Who Wants to Collaborate?
    58 projects | | 1 Jan 2022
    I'm working on a few projects, from one/two days to platforms.

    The first is OS and is a simple nodeJS environment to deploy applications via lambda and express quickly. Sort of like nestJS except less decorators and more functional ( I already know of a few other colleagues that rolled their own propriety versions of this to support enterprise and cloud deployments so decided to OS it.

    The other OS project is a strongly typed postgres/mysql driver. The idea is to generate typescript definitions directly from postgres ( and then have a think layer ontop of pg-node that gives you strongly typed queries (

    An open-source project I spent a few years on the core team is, a realtime-server that allows you to mix and match multiple streaming protocols (mqtt/websocket/others) and allow those clients to talk to each other using pub-sub and records. I'm not longer working for it but wanted to give it a shout out!

    On a non OS project, I have been working on an immersive audio platform for a while now. The main goal is to allow users to pick and choose how audio books progress, and also have a live session mode which allows users to record their pulse / answer questions and a few other metrics and associate it with sentences. I pretty much built and deployed all of it but require some advice/brainstorming on how to proceed now. I built it to satisfy an itch when I was practicing shamanism during the first lockdown when I was in-between contracts / taking time off.

    I also want to build a simple web-pages strategy game based around eco-education, but don't have the bandwidth . If anyone is interested in mixing together gamification and eco-village building might be a fun conversion to bounce ideas!

    All the OS projects above were used to support my personal/a couple professional projects over the last few years.

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  • Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (August 2021)
    1 project | | 4 Aug 2021
    I'm currently looking for a contract that is part-time that is focused on consultancy or smaller projects (such as setting up containerized AWS environments)

    I am looking for part-time contract or freelance/consulting opportunities at the moment (up to 20 hours/week).


    OS projects I am/was core maintainer of: and


    Email: [email protected]

  • – an open source platform for distributed and microservice apps
    3 projects | | 7 May 2021 is the closest and has a richer feature set (including a replicating document store), however it seems to have a small ecosystem / community / limited support options, and permissions do not seem as advanced. is close but lower level. Has a large community and rich ecosystem however.

    Then you can also mix and match lowever level technologies to achieve the particular set of tradeoffs you need. MQTT, AMQP as the protocol, mosquitto / rabbitmq/zeromq, then json-rpc on top ...

  • Which self hosted Pub/Sub realtime technology (websockets etc) do you use and why?
    5 projects | /r/node | 1 Apr 2021
    I can find, faye, , autobahn-js and nchan, centrifugo. Can you also explain why you chose it and if you had troubles with some other solution?
  • Some good example projects
    2 projects | /r/node | 11 Jan 2021
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