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Need to Node – Volume 26

The past few weeks had some interesting activity across the organization, with security releases, issues being discussed in TSC, and key events coming up, such as Node.js Collaborator’s Summit and JS Kongress.

Check out some of what’s happened in the Node.js GitHub and future events you should keep an eye on.

What’s New in the Node.js Project

  • A new Security Release was shipped on February 28th, fixing security flaws and upgrading Node.js 6 and 8 to OpenSSL 1.0.2r which contains a fix for a moderate severity security vulnerability.
  • Downloads for the Security Release are available for all active Node.js release lines, including the LTS versions Node.js 10.15.2 (LTS "Dubnium"), Node.js 8.15.1 (LTS "Carbon") and Node.js 6.17.0 (LTS "Boron").
  • An issue has been open to have V8 - TSC meeting. The place where V8 JavaScript engine for chrome, meets the Technical Steering Committee of the Node.js Foundation. A must see!
  • There is a new nodejs.dev maintainers team! People that have notably contributed to the repo are now collaborators. If you want to participate, feel free to open an issue or a pull request in this repo.
  • The Node.js 12.x series will be released in April, and enters LTS mode in October. Follow the progress of Node.js 12 in this issue.
  • Node.js Collaborator’s Summit is coming on May 30-31 in Berlin, Germany and there is an ongoing discussion about the sponsorship, agenda/calendar dates and general planning of the summit, you are invited to collaborate!

Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources

  • Introducing Package Diff - by Thomas Hunter II
  • The Node.js Benchmarking Working Group - Measuring Performance for A Speedier Node.js by Node.js Foundation
  • Interested in (r)evolution of Architectures and the role of JavaScript as a driving force for modern software and cloud architectures? Join JS Kongress on March 11-12 in Munich, Germany to discuss the impact for developers as well as companies and agile product development!

  • Zero Server - A 'Zero Configuration' Web Framework by CodeInterview.io

  • Avoiding 5 Common Challenges in Node.js - by Giovanny Gongora
  • Node.js Meetups - check out Node.js meetups around the world, or add your local Meetup chapter to the list.
  • Node.js Calendar - don’t want to miss any Node.js event? Check the Node.js Foundation calendar.

One Last Thing...

If you find any awesome Node.js or JavaScript things over the next week (or beyond!), never hesitate to reach out to us on Twitter at @NodeSource to share and get it included in Need to Node - our DMs are open if you don’t want to share publicly!

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