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Power-sipping San Francisco network could have IoT devices buzzing

A wireless network planned for San Francisco could once again make the local library the best place to go for information.

The data collected there won’t be much fun to read, but it may help consumers, businesses and local agencies take advantage of connected objects. The city agreed to install antennas at its libraries as part of a pilot project by French vendor SigFox to build a network for the Internet of Things. Each antenna will cover a broad swath of the city, and it could allow San Francisco to expand the IoT services it offers today.

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Colorful Node.js Message Logging with Chalk

As you work more and more with Node.js, you start to see the value of good logging, especially to the console.  The problem you run into, however, is that constantly adding logged messages means that the most important messages can get lost in the shuffle.  Info messages should look one way and app-killing errors should look another.  The Node.js module to help us accomplish custom formatting of messages?  Chalk!

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Colorful Node.js Message Logging with Chalk

As you work more and more with Node.js, you start to see the value of good logging, especially to the console.  The problem you run into, however, is that constantly adding logged messages means that the most important messages can get lost in the shuffle.  Info messages should look one way and app-killing errors should look another.  The Node.js module to help us accomplish custom formatting of messages?  Chalk!

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