Node v20 released

April 18, 2023 By Mark Otto 0

Node.js Weekly

Node.js 20 Released — A quirk of fate meant this issue was delayed for a couple of hours and.. Node v20 was launched in that time. Phew! This means we haven’t had much time to digest the news, though, but the key updates include:

  • Experimental support for a permission model. This is a feature Deno has at its core, but now you can restrict/allow access to certain capabilities with Node too.
  • V8 11.3 (which finally includes Regexp /v flag support)
  • The node:test test runner goes stable.
  • Official support for Windows on AArch64/ARM64.
  • Numerous performance improvements.

We look forward to featuring more about the release next week too.

The Node.js Team

Node v18.16.0 (LTS) Released — Node v18 LTS gains some backports from v19 in the shape of the Ada WHATWG-compliant URL parser and (initial) support for packaging a JavaScript app with Node into a single executable (a feature Node 20 – above – has developed further also).

Danielle Adams

npm Security Best Practices — Part of the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) extensive cheat sheet series. This one, written by Liran Tal, covers ten key points to keep in mind with regards to using npm and npm packages.

OWASP Cheat Sheet Series

In other Liran news, he’s released ???? Node.js Secure Coding, a (paid) book covering secure coding practices through performing local attacks on real-world packages and analyzing the vulnerable code behind them.

???? Code & Tools

Strong SOAP: A SOAP Driver for Node — If you need to interoperate with SOAP-based services, here’s a fresh (clean?) option that bills itself as a complete rewrite of the earlier node-soap.


Actio: A Framework for Backend Apps — For both microservices or monoliths. Comes with quite a few batteries included in areas like auth, file upload support, configuration, and even a payment service.


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