What's New in Node.js 17

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  • node

    Node.js JavaScript runtime :sparkles::turtle::rocket::sparkles:

    Node.js continues to promisify its core APIs as part of its strategic initiative plan. In the last few major Node.js releases, Promise-based APIs were added for the dns, fs, stream, and timers modules.

  • exception-handling

    Proposal to add exception handling to WebAssembly

    As of Node.js 17, the v8 JavaScript engine has been updated to v9.5. The changes in this release are primarily aimed at expanding internationalization for dates and calendars as well as for the output of time zones. It also implements the WebAssembly Exception Handling proposal, designed to reduce overhead compared to current JavaScript-based workarounds.

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  • volta

    Volta: JS Toolchains as Code. ⚡

    You can download Node.js 17 to your computer using the appropriate link for your operating system and architecture provided on the Node.js download page. A better way to manage Node.js releases on your machine is to use a Node.js environment management tool like Volta, which allows you to install and switch between multiple Node.js versions seamlessly.

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