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Node.js V 14 Release Available with Improved Diagnostics

Node.js V 14 release has been announced for general availability with improved diagnostics, an upgrade of V8 plus other new features.

This new release comes with improved diagnostics which enables users to generate a report on demand or when certain events happen. it also has an upgrade of V8 8.1, and an experimental Async Local Storage API. It also implements hardening of the streams APIs, removal of the Experimental Modules warning, and the removal of some long deprecated APIs.

The diagnostics help improve the information available when using Node.js relating to production problems including crashes, slow performance, memory leaks, high CPU usage, and unexpected errors.

The new release also includes a new compiler and platform minimums and an experimental Web Assembly System Interface. The new JavaScript features related to V8 include optional chaining, nullish coalescing, and ‘Intl.DisplayNames’.

This version will transition to LTS in October 2020 including the new features that will be introduced over the next six months. You can get more details on how to download the latest Node.js V 14 release here. You can also find a comprehensive list of features here.

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