Node 18 goes LTS

#​460 — October 27, 2022

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route-list: CLI Tool to Display Express/Koa/Hapi/Fastify Routes — If you’ve got a Node-based webapp and you want to see all of its endpoints in an elegant way, here’s an option.

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Node 18 Becomes Active LTS with v18.12.0 — Formerly a ‘current’ release getting all the newest features, version 18 is now the active ‘Long Term Support’ release and will remain so until October 2023. Its codename is Hydrogen – quite fitting as the most abundant element in the universe.

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Vercel Releases Next.js 13 at Next.js Conf — React-based site builder Next.js introduces some major changes in v13, with a big focus on beginning to reduce the amount of client JavaScript required to run apps. One huge development is the introduction of the app directory, which can include shared layouts, React Server Components for server-side component rendering, components that support streaming data and new data fetching capabilities.

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npm 9.0.0 Released — The goal with this release? To standardize appropriate defaults and clean up legacy configurations, laying the ground-work for future improvements to the default npm experience long-term. Is it a big feature packed release? No.

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NPKILL: Easily Remove Old or Heavy node_modules Folders — List any node_modules directories in your system, as well as the space they take up. You can then select which ones you want to erase to free up space. It’s been a year since we linked this, but it’s always popular, and a new version has just come out too.

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Five Node.js Logging Libraries to Consider — A quick run through Winston, Pino, Bunyan, loglevel, and npmlog.

Stanley Ulili

Unfurl 6.0: Metadata Scraper — Supports lifting data from oEmbed, Twitter cards and pages using Open Graph tags.

Jack Tuck

Opus 0.9: Native Opus Bindings for Node — Bindings for libopus, a library for working with the Opus lossy audio codec.

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