With the Node.js v6 “Boron” LTS release slated for October, users of the LTS releases have the opportunity to get a release of Node.js with a slew of new features that will be supported as an active LTS release until April 2018, with maintenance for a year past that. Rod Vagg, Chairperson of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC), will be giving an introduction into Node.js v6 LTS and what this release will entail.

Rod Vagg is a strategic, multidisciplinary developer with 15 years experience in the field and serves as the Chief Node Officer of NodeSource. Node.js lured him with its modularity and the productivity it affords for constructing complex and performant web applications. Rod is a strong believer in modularity as a solution to a large number of problems that plague modern application stacks. He has a keen interest in storage technologies and serves as a facilitator of the Node.js modular databases community. Rod also plays a key role in NodeSchool, a community-driven effort to create Node.js education experiences through self-driven and mentor-guided code workshops.

TOPICS COVERED
  • How the Node.js project does Long Term Support (LTS)
  • With a year of LTS experience for Node.js, how has the LTS process evolved?
  • What new features of Node.js are in the Boron release?
  • New JavaScript language support available natively in Node.js v6.
  • When to upgrade from the previous v4 LTS “Argon”

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