Node Weekly
June 1, 2017  #190
Node.js Foundation
A new major release of Node is here with many significant updates. It now runs on V8 5.8, includes npm 5, async_hooks, the Node.js API (N-API)…

npm Inc.
The popular package manager takes some big steps forward with significantly improved performance. It’s also included with Node 8. npm 5 is also now npm@latest.

RisingStack Engineering
Tthe most important features and fixes of the new Node.js version 8, (which should become the current LTS release in October.)

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Frontend Masters

Arunesh Chandra and Michael Dawson
N-API is available in Node.js 8.0 as an experimental feature. This post explains what it is.

Tierney Cyren
Get up and running quickly with this selection of tools for Microsoft’s VS Code, an Electron-based code editor.

How both Yarn and npm 5 are deterministic, but differ in the guarantees they provide and the tradeoffs they’ve chosen.

Coding Sans
A quick look at string padding functions, trailing comma tweaks, object rest/spread and others.

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