Weekly Update - Jan 11th, 2016

Minwoo Jung (@jmwsoft)

Node.js News

Node v5.4.0 (Current) is released

Node v5.4.0 (Current) Releases

Last week we had one release: Node v5.4.0 (Current). Complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub.

Notable changes

  • http:
    • A new status code was added: 451 - "Unavailable For Legal Reasons" (Max Barinov) #4377.
    • Idle sockets that have been kept alive now handle errors (José F. Romaniello) #4482.
  • This release also includes several minor performance improvements:
    • assert: deepEqual is now speedier when comparing TypedArrays (Claudio Rodriguez) #4330.
    • lib: Use arrow functions instead of bind where possible (Minwoo Jung) node#3622.
    • node: Improved accessor perf of process.env (Trevor Norris) #3780.
    • node: Improved performance of process.hrtime() (Trevor Norris) #3780, (Evan Lucas) #4484.
    • node: Improved GetActiveHandles performance (Trevor Norris) #3780.
    • util: Use faster iteration in util.format() (Jackson Tian) #3964.

Community Updates

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Table of Contents
  1. Node.js News
  2. Node v5.4.0 (Current) Releases
  3. Notable changes
  4. Community Updates
  5. Upcoming Events