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Need to Node – Volume 64

In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest news on the Node.js v13.11.0 (Current) Release, npm is joining GitHub and Three Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with npm Scripts.

Need to Node is a weekly bulletin designed to keep you up to date with the latest news on the Node.js project, events and awesome articles. You are always welcome to collaborate and participate. Please let us know if we missed a piece of content you think should be included!

What’s New in the Node.js Project

  • 🚨 npm is joining GitHub 🙀. On March 16th, Nat Friedman CEO of GitHub, announced that an agreement to acquire npm has been signed. The central focus of the acquisition will be to (1) invest in the registry infrastructure and platform, (2) improve the core experience and (3) engage with the community. Check out the blog post!
  • The (Ongoing) Node 14.0 Pull Request Check out what’s going on with the road to Node 14! The cut-off date for new features making it into this release is coming up later this month with the eventual release being due in late April (and running V8 8.1).
  • Node 13.11.0 (Current) Released. A minor release that includes updates in async_hooks, cli and fs.

Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources

Upcoming Events

The following events remain on schedule at the time of posting this. Please check the event’s page for details:

CityJS, March 27 — London, UK — A "JavaScript festival across London", organized in part by London's Node User Group.

React Summit, April 17 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands — A full-day, two-track conference on all things React. It is positioned as the biggest React specific conference in the world.

International JavaScript Conference, April 20-22 — London, UK — This three-day event has a dedicated Node track.

OpenJS Foundation Conference, June 23-24 – Austin, Texas — OpenJS Foundation’s annual event brings together the JavaScript and web ecosystem including Node.js, Electron, AMP and more.

NodeConf Colombia, July 10-11 – Medellin, Colombia — A non-profit event, where the attendees will be sharing in an environment of inclusion and respect, having access to relevant information through talks, workshops, and great experiences with the Colombian Node community!

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