Everything you need to know about the new Node.js 8

The latest major release of Node.js brings many significant improvements to the JavaScript community, including an updated JavaScript engine, npm version 5, Google's V8, Node.js API, async_hooks, a WHATWG URL parser, more secure Buffers and more. Here we'll update you on these features and the other most important aspects of this release.

Node.js 8 is released under the code name Carbon, and is available now from the Node.js site. It will be actively worked on for another 18 months (no new features, just bug fixes, security improvements and npm updates), before going into maintenance mode. As with previous releases, during maintenance mode releases will only receive critical security updates and bug fixes.

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