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Need to Node – Volume 44

In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest updates in Node.js, npm, babel and Next.js. There are also a couple of surveys that are taking place in the Node.js ecosystem and need some help.

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 v12.6.0 (Current) Released. The most notable changes in this release include:
    • process.resourceUsage() is a new method that returns resource usage for the current process (this could really help with debugging in future)
    • Updated libuv to 1.30.1, including support for the Haiku platform, increase UV_THREADPOOL_SIZE from 128 to 1024 and improvements in uv_fs_copyfile()
    • Experimental support for building Node.js on MIPS
    • Fixed an issue that prevented worker threads to listen for data on stdin
    • Added a writableFinished property to writable streams. It indicates that all the data has been flushed to the underlying system
  • Comparing the Stream API and (async) generators in Node.js v10 - by Daishi Kato
  • In the Technical Steering Committee, there is a proposal for Node.js openembedded layer technical stewardship similar to docker stack because Node.js on embedded devices is a veritable runtime.
  • There is an issue to review the questions in the version number 4 of the Node.js Survey. The admin group is opening the survey for community review and feedback. So feel free to contribute!
  • Talking about surveys, the Diagnostics Working Group is looking for help to create and distribute a survey about diagnostics use cases with Node.js. Check out the issue if you have experience with surveys and would like to collaborate.

Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources

One Last Thing...

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