Need to Node - Volume 9
Headed toward the release of Node.js 10 and the End-of-Life of Node.js 4, work seems to be centralizing in the core Node.js repo and the build infrastructure to ensure that the project has a successful release and a successful decommissioning. Exciting times are just ahead, and we’ll be sure to keep you filled in you in on what’s new from the project as things evolve!
Here’s a recap of some of the highlights from the last week in Node.js:
What’s New in the Node.js Project
- The Build WG is discussing the possibility of dropping 32-bit builds of Node.js, and has some pretty compelling evidence that they are not necessarily being used enough to justify the continuous work put into supporting them.
- The TSC has begun the annual election process for both a TSC chairperson and TSC director. At time of writing, both the incumbents have self-nominated with no other nominations having yet surfaced.
- The Node.js User Feedback Initiative will be having a session to engage Enterprise users of Node.js and attempt to collect feedback about the project.
- April 24th is the confirmed release date for Node.js 10 - just a week away!
- Node.js v4 is going EOL in just two weeks, meaning there will be no further security or bug fixes for the release line. You should be tracking toward upgrading if you’ve got Node.js v4 in production.
Awesome Articles, Links, and Resources
- Node.js and the Blockchain from NodeConf Argentina
- New PGP Machinery from the npm team
- GitHub’s Ten Year Anniversary page, featuring Node.js
- Protect User Data with N|Solid’s Redacted Snapshots from Eric O’Rear
- JS Interactive CFP from the Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation
- Node.js Jump Start Training - London
One Last Thing...
If you’ve got anything you’d be interested in seeing or have any awesome articles, modules, or other resources in the Node.js community, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter at @NodeSource to share - our DMs are open if you don’t want to share publicly!