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.
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