Node.js 8.3.0 has been released

New version of popular JavaScript framework is out now, with a TurboFan enabled by default
11 August 2017   1992

Node.js team has recently released version 8.3.0

What's inside?

The V8 engine has been upgraded to version 6.0, which has a significantly changed performance profile.

  • DNS
    • Independent DNS resolver instances are supported now, with support for cancelling the corresponding requests.
  • N-API
    • Multiple N-API functions for error handling have been changed to support assigning error codes. 
  • REPL
    • Autocompletion support for require() has been improved. 
  • Utilities
    • The WHATWG Encoding Standard (TextDecoder and TextEncoder) has been implemented as an experimental feature.

What is Node.js TurboFan? 

TurboFan is one of V8's optimizing compilers leveraging a concept called "Sea of Nodes". TurboFan combines a cutting-edge intermediate representation with a multi-layered translation and optimization pipeline to generate better quality machine code than what was previously possible with the CrankShaft JIT. Optimizations in TurboFan are more numerous, more sophisticated, and more thoroughly applied than in CrankShaft, enabling fluid code motion, control flow optimizations, and precise numerical range analysis, all of which were more previously unattainable.

Learn more about new version of Node.js and TurboFan.

Chrome 73 Released

Now the Android version of popular browser has Lite page mode that speeds up website download and reduces traffic consumption
13 March 2019   228

Google has released another update Chrome.

  • The Android application has Lite pages mode for optimizing pages, speeding up their loading and reducing traffic, as well as a new download manager.
  • Settings for account management and synchronization are collected in a separate section - Sync and Google services.
  • Improved video mode “picture in picture”. A floating window can now make web applications (PWA): chat rooms, instant messengers, video conferencing. And added the button "Skip advertising".
  • It is forbidden to load external resources in scripts provided by extensions. Extension developers now need to use background handlers.

The previous version was released in late January.