The New Node.js Loads Modules Four Times Faster


Node.js, the server-side JavaScript runtime engine, has just gotten a lot faster.

The Node.js Foundation has released version 6 of Node.js today, bringing with it security updates, performance improvements, and increased stability. The most significant boon to developers with this update is to performance. Node.js v6 loads modules four times faster than its LTS (long term support) predecessor, Node.js v4. As most Node deployments rely on multiple external modules, this improvement could dramatically cut the time it takes to start complex Node-based deployments.

Node v6 also buddies up to the new ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) standard, through the inclusion of the recently updated v8 JavaScript engine, vesrion 5.0. As a result, 93 percent of ES6 features are also now supported in the Node.js v6 release…

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