What’s new in the Node.js 11 JavaScript runtime

Node.js 11 arrives with various improvements, while Node.js 10 becomes the Long-Term Service release

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Node.js Version 11 is now the current release line for the server-side JavaScript environment; it will be supported for six months. Node.js 10, whose first version was released in April 2018, is set to become the Long-Term Service (LTS) release on October 30, 2018, meaning it will generally be supported for 30 months. LTS releases are recommended for production usage.

Where to download Node.js

You can download Node.js from the NodeJS.org website.

What’s new in Node.js 11

Node.js offers these new or updated features:

  • For child processes, the default value of the windowsHide option has been changed to true.
  • The V8 Version 7 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine is included.
  • The read() method requires a callback.
  • Interval timers will be rescheduled even if a previous interval threw an error.
  • Windows performance counter support has been removed.
  • The SyncWriteStream utility, which previously was deprecated, has been removed.
  • Use of binding() has been deprecated.
  • FreeBSD 10 is no longer supported.

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