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Node.js Version 6 Released With LTS (sdtimes.com) 58

dmleonard618 writes: The JavaScript runtime Node.js has reached version 6.0, and unlike version 5.0 this version will receive Long Term Support (LTS). LTS is meant to provide the release with long-term stability, reliability, performance and security. The LTS will begin in October. The current LTS release will go into maintenance mode and will only receive bug, security and documentation updates. Version 5.0 of Node.js will continue to be maintained for a few more months. The latest version features improved module loading, 96% of ECMAScript 2015 features, as well as reliability and security enhancements. "The Node.js Project has done an incredible job of bringing this version to life in the timeline that we initially proposed in September 2015," said Mikeal Rogers, community manager for the Node.js Foundation. "It's important for us to continue to deliver new versions of Node.js equipped with all the cutting-edge JavaScript features to serve the needs of developers and to continue to improve the performance and stability enterprises rely on."
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Node.js Version 6 Released With LTS

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  • LTS Support (Score:4, Funny)

    by sconeu ( 64226 ) on Tuesday April 26, 2016 @04:14PM (#51992005) Homepage Journal

    I go to the ATM machine with my PIN number to get cash to send via my NIC card to their NOC Center to get my LTS Support!!!

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Modern app appers know that Node.js is the appiest app of all apps, which is why you can app apps like Leftpad that can app apps while apping other apps!

    Apps!

  • Node.js sucks (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Another latest shiny fad, something for resume fodder and Agile Development hipsters.

    • There aren't any perfect tools for web development, but Node is probably the best we have. Far better than languages designed for server side like C/C++ or embedded programming like Java.

  • Good, it's about time we had long term support support. But what about long term long term support support?

  • The Node.js press release says 93% not 96%
  • by Anonymous Coward

    So in the Javascript community, "long term" means about 3 weeks, right? I've met fruit flies with a longer attention span than the average Javascript developer.

  • LTS means that node.js will ship with an implementation of left-pad?

    • Maybe they should start with the basics first. Like finding checking if an array contains a specific element. Leftpad is for advanced users.

  • by Carcass666 ( 539381 ) on Tuesday April 26, 2016 @10:57PM (#51993859)

    I'm using Microsoft Code to author Node.JS routines to run on AWS Lambda, accessed via AWS's API Gateway. Simple routines for data access and business logic are quick to write and scale like nobody's business.

    Node has its quirks, and I do get nervous about NPM; but once you drink the Promise KoolAid, and if you stick with well supported libraries, it's a pretty efficient.

    Being a long-time .NET developer (quit smirking) I am finding a lot to like (as well as more stuff to work around, but there are compromises with any development platform).

  • We're all used to the summaries leaving out important information, but if you're going to write a whole article focusing on the "Long Term Support" you should be expected to at least mention what "long term" means for the project in question. (Apparently, 2 years.)

    https://github.com/nodejs/LTS#... [github.com]

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