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Node.js 17.0.1 / 16.13.0 LTS (MIT License)

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A powerful JavaScript-based environment that provides a means of putting together network apps, ready for expanding and compatible with several devices

What's new in Node.js 16.13.0 LTS:

This release marks the transition of Node.js 16.x into Long Term Support (LTS) with the codename 'Gallium'. The 16.x release line now moves into "Active LTS" and will remain so until October 2022. After that time, it will move into "Maintenance" until end of life in April 2024.

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The development of scalable applications that are especially tailored for network environments and meant to be deployed on interconnected devices is a complex endeavor, one which is reserved for professionals and expert users who have at their disposal the appropriate tools for the job.

One of the frameworks made just for such purposes is Node.js and, as its name suggests, it relies on JavaScript. More precisely, under the hood it is powered by Google's own V8 JS engine, the same one that can be found inside the widely known Chrome browser.

Adapted for the creation of network programs, the Node.js environment is suitable for building, for example, web servers. One such tool can be set to communicate with the operating system through several event notification interfaces and respond to new connections, then remain in standby, to have a minimal impact on the system resources at all times.

There are many other uses for which Node.js suited and all users interested in the capabilities of this framework have at their disposal a rich documentation for the application programming interface (API).

Also, there are numerous resources and an active community which supports the development of the code and provides interactive lessons and other similar methods of learning how to get along with Node.js.

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