Node.js 16 Available Now — It’s always nice to see Node step another version number ahead (unless, perhaps, you find the upgrading process a bit nervewracking!) and 16 immediately replaces 15.x as the ‘current’ release line with 16 due to become a LTS release in October 2021 (whereupon it will be codenamed ‘Gallium’.)
What’s New in Node 16
Binaries are now shipped for Apple Silicon (M1) users.
V8 gets upgraded to V8 9.0 which brings us performance increases, faster
Nail the Fundamentals of Web Performance — Join Todd Gardner for an in-depth course on all things web perf. You’ll learn about new core web vitals metrics, such as cumulative layout shift, and how to improve them.
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Prisma ORM Toolkit Now ‘Ready For Production’ — Prisma is already a pretty popular ORM approach so this may be surprising news, but after two years of development they’re keen to show off everything Prisma can do and where the project is headed.
Web Performance Recipes with Puppeteer — A highly useful, no-nonsense set of examples of using Puppeteer from Node to calculate and extract numerous forms of Web performance stats (e.g. first paint and first contentful paint), as well as emulate slow networks and CPUs.
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