Node.js 8 Arrives

By HTMLGoodies Staff

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After an earlier delay in the release schedule, Node.js 8 became available on May 30. Key new features in the release include support for the V8 5.8 JavaScript engine, a new experimental Node.js API (N-API), Buffer API changes, an experimental JavaScript API for the Inspector protocol and several other improvements.

Node.js 8 also includes the 5.0 version of the npm client.

Based on the current development timeline, Node.js 8 will officially reach Long Term Support (LTS) status in October of this year.

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