Node 18 goes LTS

October 27, 2022 By Mark Otto 0

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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.

Ruy Adorno and Rafael Gonzaga

Secure JavaScript URL Validation — Though conforming to a standard structure, URLs come in all shapes and sizes and you may not want your app to accept URLs that are malformed. This post covers some of the considerations involved.

Mannan Tirmizi (Snyk)

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.


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.


🛠 Code & Tools

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.

Estefanía García Gallardo and Juan Torres Gómez

Find Tech Jobs with Hired — Create a profile on Hired to connect with hiring managers at growing startups and Fortune 500 companies. It’s free for job-seekers.