Node 16 to duck out early in September 2023

June 16, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

zx v7.0: Better Script Writing with Node.js — No, not movie scripts, but shell scripts and the like. If writing JavaScript instead of wrestling with bash, Perl or Python sounds better to you, zx can make your life easier. v7.0 is fully rewritten in TypeScript, has an echo function for printing the output of other scripts, within for creating new async contexts, and a new interactive REPL mode (behind -i).


Node.js 16 to Meet an Early Demise (in 2023) — The Node.js team is bringing forward the ‘end of life’ date of Node.js 16 by seven months due to OpenSSL 1.1.1, a fundamental dependency, reaching its own end of support in September 2023. Don’t panic. You’ve got over a year to get to grips with Node.js 18.

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  • Talking of Heroku, you can learn about their new Heroku 22 stack which is based on Ubuntu 22.04. Node.js 14.x, 16.x, and 17.x are supported out of the box.

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🛠 Code & Tools


NodeBB 2.2 – Node-based forum software.
ws 8.8 – WebSocket client and server library.
Jasmine 2.4 – Testing framework.
MikroORM 5.2 – Data Mapper ORM for TypeScript.
pnpm 7.2.1 – Smaller, faster package manager.
nodejs-datastore 7.0 – Official client for Google Cloud Datastore.