Weekly Update - Nov 20th, 2015

Minwoo Jung (@jmwsoft)

Node.js News — November 20th

Node.js v5.1.0 (Current) is released

Node.js v5.1.0 (Current) Releases

This week we have one release: Node.js v5.1.0 (Current). Complete changelog from previous releases can be found on GitHub.

Notable changes

  • doc: All of the API docs have been re-ordered so as to read in alphabetical order (Tristian Flanagan) #3662.
  • http_parser: update http-parser to 2.6.0 from 2.5.0 (James M Snell) #3569.
    • Now supports the following HTTP methods: LINK, UNLINK, BIND, REBIND, UNBIND.
    • Also added ACL and IPv6 Zone ID support.
  • npm: upgrade npm to 3.3.12 from v3.3.6 (Rebecca Turner) #3685.

npm announces Private Packages for Organizations

  • npm released a set of features: Private Packages for Organizations.
  • This release allows teams to use private npm packages more effectively.
  • It’s intended for businesses that manage developer teams, with varying permissions and multiple projects.

See http://blog.npmjs.org/post/133542170540/private-packages-for-organizations for more information.

Open-sourced Visual Studio Code is based on Node

  • Microsoft has open-sourced Visual Studio Code and it's a lot of TypeScript and Node.
  • Visual Studio Code is based on Electron, a framework which is used to deploy Node.js applications for the desktop running on Blink layout engine.

See https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode for more information.


  • NodeUp 95: A Build/CI Show with Rod Vagg, Alexis Campailla, João Reis, and Hans Kristian Flaatten.

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