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Need to Node – Volume 43

In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest updates on the Node v12.5.0 (current) release, as well as on V8 release v7.6, a Q&A session of the OpenJS Board election, highlights from NodeConf Colombia, and more!

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

  • Node v12.5.0 (Current) Released the most notable changes in this release include:
  • V8 release v7.6 a new release that will head to Chrome 76 and future versions of Node.js. This time, the heavily used JSON.parse gets some significant performance improvements, BigInt now has better API support, introduction of Promise.allSettled, and more.
  • You can participate in the Q&A session of the OpenJS Board election for the Node.js project. This time, you can ask two Node.js experts James Snell and Michael Dawson.
  • There is an ongoing discussion about merging content from nodejs/website-redesign and nodejs/nodejs.dev (and archiving the former). The separation of concerns is good in theory, but in practice has turned out to be premature optimization, causing confusion and management overhead.
  • There is an issue in the Security Working Group for publicizing information about packages using deprecated/insecure buffer APIs.

Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources

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