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About V18 (Hydrogen)
Node.js v18 (codename “Hydrogen”) is -according to the release calendar– now “Current” and will become the “Active” LTS version on Oct 25th.
The Fetch API
No more dependency on user-land packages like axios (or the deprecated request) for fetching resources. The experimental fetch()API introduced in v17.5.0 is now available by default. It comes from the best parts of undici and node-fetch and makes available some globals such as fetch, Request, Response and other browser-compatible classes.
Web Streams API
The node:test test runner module
Other cool stuff
Classes Blob and BroadcastChannel are now exposed on the global scope.
Users can build a Node.js binary with a custom V8 startup snapshot using the –node-snapshot-main flag of the configure script.
The V8 engine is updated to version 10.1, bringing along some new features.
Toolchain and compiler got upgrades.
Check out here the support for the different operating systems, platforms, and toolchains. (32-bit Windows users, here be dragons).
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