Need to Node – Volume 52
In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest updates on the Node v13.0.0 (current), Node v 12.x goes LTS, and the two Node.js Certifications from the OpenJS Foundation.
Check out this week’s Need to Node to keep up to date with the latest news on the Node.js project, events, and awesome articles. You are always welcome to collaborate and participate, so let us know if we missed a piece of content you think should be included!
What’s New in the Node.js Project
- Node v13.0.0 (Current) Released, there more features in this release than usual. This includes mostly minor updates to dependencies like V8.
- Full ICU is included in the release so all supported locales are now included.
- Numerous new deprecations or warnings for poor practices.
- The legacy HTTP parser has been removed and can’t be accessed via a flag.
- The timing and behavior of streams were consolidated for a number of edge cases.
- The upgrade to V8 7.8 includes performance improvements to object destructuring, memory usage and WebAssembly startup time.
- Node 12.13.0 (LTS) Released: Node 12 Goes LTS Node V 12.x has become the active Long Term Support (LTS) version of Node and will remain so until October 2020.
- The OpenJS Foundation Launches Two Node.js Certifications. The certification programs JSNAD (for app developers) and JSNSD (for service developers) built in partnership with NodeSource and NearForm are available.
Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources
- What Happened to NodeSource. Recently, NodeSource underwenta restructure This blog post will help you answer some of the questions that have been asked in the community. We are back and stronger than ever! #Resurrected #NextChapter
- 10 Years of Node with Gireesh Punathil of IBM Gireesh Punathil, a Node.js TSC member, reflects on how far the Node project has come in the past decade, explores the latest Node developments, and showcases the broader importance and impact of the technology.
- Using npm-link for package development
npm linkprovides the tooling needed to both develop and consume an npm package locally. It lets you bring in packages from anywhere on the filesystem into your project on a temporary basis.
- Building a Node API with stateless authentication A simple look at implementing stateless authentication with JWTs (JSON Web Tokens)
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