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Need to Node – Volume 31

The Node 6 LTS will reach the “End of Life” in just 3 weeks, which means you should make plans to upgrade (if you haven’t already done so). Also, the popular library request is going into maintenance mode.

Check this week’s Need to Node to keep up to date with the latest news in Node.js project, events, and awesome articles. You are always welcome to collaborate and participate!

What’s New in the Node.js Project

  • Check the latest release of Node v11.13.0 (Current), which features:
    • Derive a public key based on a known private key in crypto
    • Add EventEmitter.once() method to use promises with EventEmitter
    • Integrate node-heapdump into core in util
    • Implement worker.moveMessagePortToContext() in worker
  • The Node 6 LTS is going to reach its “End of Life” in just three weeks, check the latest release of Node 6, which could well be the final release in this series.
  • Easily identify problems in Node.js applications with Diagnostic Report - by Gireesh Punathil
  • The mentorship program of Node.js is moving forward! Mentors are encouraged to create a mentorship bio following this issue and If you want to be a mentee of cohort 2, please complete this form
  • There is an issue in the node-core-utils repo to detect CI status from the GitHub API.
  • There is currently an issue in the admin repo to create nodejs/perfetto to replace the trace_events implementation and make tracing more robust.
  • There is a new startup performance strategic initiative in the Technical Steering Committee for making Node.js more viable for tooling, mobile, and serverless use cases.

Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources

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!