Weekly Update - Oct 23rd, 2015

Minwoo Jung (@jmwsoft)

Node.js News — October 23rd

Node.js v5.0.0 release proposal

Node.js v5.0.0 release proposal

This week we have one release proposal: Node.js v5.0.0. Complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub.

Notable changes

  • console: console.time has been changed to log with sub-millisecond accuracy (Michaël Zasso) #3166.
    • Values reported by console.time will now have 3 decimals of accuracy added.
  • fs: Added file descriptor support to *File functions (Johannes Wüller) #3163
    • fs.readFile, fs.writeFile, and fs.appendFile now also accept a file descriptor as their first argument.
  • Please click here to post images and ideas.
  • The Marketing Committee will look over ideas at some point in the future and potentially select one or take some of the ideas/direction and handoff to a designer.
  • Final logo will have to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Node.js foundation announces programming for Node.js interactive

  • The Node.js Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node.js platform, announced initial programming for Node.js Interactive.
  • This inaugural event, which is being led by the newly formed Node.js Foundation in cooperation with the Linux Foundation, will be held December 8-9, 2015, in Portland, Ore.
  • Node.js Interactive will also focus on three tracks: Frontend, Backend and the Internet of Things (IoT).

See /blog/announcements/interactive-2015-programming for more information.

NodeUp Podcast

  • NodeUp podcast episode 92 was published this week: http://nodeup.com/ninetytwo.
  • The subject of the podcast is Node 4.0 and the participants are Rod Vagg, Evan Lucas, and Rich Trott.

Good First Contribution

See https://github.com/nodejs/node/labels/good%20first%20contribution for more information.

Community Updates

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