1) Processing HTML Files
Modules such as Cheerio allow you to process html files on the server side, getting back to traditional jQuery utility methods. You don’t get the full jQuery experience, but just a subset of what jQuery offers makes processing HTML on the server much easier. Cheerio is fast and flexible, built on a parser of HTML, RSS and XML.
2) Processing CSV Files
3) Processing Markdown Files
The module marked can help you work with markdown files, if that’s what you need to do. Adding this module enables you to edit your own markdown content and render it as HTML. This can be further customized, making marked a valuable tool for programmers.
4) Generating PDFs
5) Manipulating Images
6) Processing Images
Node.js modules can also enable the processing of images. sharp is a high speed node that converts typically large file types into more user-friendly file types such as JPG and PNG. One of the applications of this is that it will speed up loading times and make for a great web experience.
7) Generating Sprite Sheets
Sprite sheets are used to speed up loading times across websites by packing many small images, such as icons, into one single bitmap file. Generating sprite sheets is exceptionally laborious, but with node.js modules it can become an easy task – spritesmith automates the generation of sprite sheets, just select a folder containing the images for your sprite sheet and let the module do the work.
8) Formatting Dates
9) Working With Color Values
Ultimately every developer is going to need to convert color values at some point and doing this manually takes time and concentration. However, this process can be streamlined with TinyColor2, letting color values be converted programmatically through a range of methods.
10) Validating Strings
For the sake of website security it’s essential that user-inputs into forms are validated on the server side – if not, malicious attacks can take place. validator.js is a great module for adding this layer of security and works both on client-side and server-side.
Kendra Beckley is a technology writer at NextCoursework.com and PhDKingdom.com. She has been building websites since the early 2000s and lives in Memphis with her partner, two sons and an ever changing array of pets.