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Node V8.0.0 Released

just in case you into or running NodeJS, then you might be interested in reading up on what’s been updated with the latest release — Node v8.0.0 (Current)

The next major release of Node.js brings a range of significant changes and additions, far too many for us to cover adequately in a blog post such as this. This article contains a summary of the most significant changes and features.

Say hello to npm version 5.0.0

npm, Inc. recently announced the release of version 5.0.0 of the npm client and we are happy to include this significant new version within Node.js 8.0.0.

Say hello to V8 5.8

Node.js 8.0.0 ships with V8 5.8, a significant update to the JavaScript runtime that includes major improvements in performance and developer facing APIs. Most significant for Node.js developers is the fact that V8 5.8 is guaranteed to have forwards ABI compatibility with V8 5.9 and the upcoming V8 6.0, which will help to ensure stability of the Node.js native addon ecosystem. During Node.js 8’s lifetime, we plan to move to 5.9 and possibly even 6.0.

The V8 5.8 engine also helps set up a pending transition to the new TurboFan + Ignition compiler pipeline, which promises to provide significant new performance optimizations for all Node.js applications. Although they have existed in previous versions of V8, TurboFan and Ignition will be enabled by default for the first time in V8 5.9. The new compiler pipeline represents such a significant change that the Node.js Core Technical Committee (CTC) chose to postpone the Node.js 8 release, originally scheduled for April, in order to better accommodate it.

been checking out this static site generator called Metalsmith, which runs on NodeJS… pretty cool stuff, though at the moment i’m just scratching the surface… hell, kinda wondering if i should maybe ditch wordpress and maybe create my own personal little metalsmith powered blog.




  1. Hugo. The only static site generator you ever want to use.

    Full documentation and examples. And a good Wordpess to Hugo converter.


    I currently blog with Octopress back when it was the leading candidate. I have so much customization that it’s been taking me a while to switch.


  2. +100 Re: Hugo


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