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Need to Node – Volume 66

In this volume of Need to Node, you can find the latest news on Node.js’s version 14 Release, Diagnostics in Node.js and The Cost of JavaScript Frameworks

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What’s New in the Node.js Project

  • Node.js version 14 Released — Woo-hoo it’s finally here! Node.js v.14 now becomes the current release line with it becoming a LTS (Long Term Support) release in October. It’s recommended to keep using Node.js version 12 for now. Some of the most exciting features include:
    • Diagnostic Report goes Stable
    • V8 upgraded to V8 8.1
    • Experimental Async Local Storage API
    • Improvements to Streams.
    • Experimental WebAssembly System Interface (WASI) to support future WebAssembly use cases.
    • Removal of Experimental Modules Warning (but it still is experimental).

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