Node.js 8.9.0 is the first official Node.js 8 release to hit LTS status
Subsequently, Node.js 9 development will be serving as the base for Node.js 10 which is the next LTS release. In October 2018 Node.js 10 will turn out to be the active LTS version.
Check out some other latest features in the Node.js 9
- HTTP/2 Is No Longer Behind Flags
- Assert Exposed in util
- Two-Factor Authentication for npm
- Callbackify Function Included to util
- More Static Error Codes
Who should run Node.js 9.0.0
Node.js 9.X series will receive the non-breaking changes that emerge in the master branch until the release of Node.js 10.0.0 in April. The Node.js series will never enter LTS and after this release, it will reach end-of-life (EOL).
Node.js 9.0.0 is a feasible option for you if you are capable of tolerating some possible unexpected breakage and able to switch between Node.js versions.
It is not a viable option, If you are executing Node.js in mission-critical areas that require the maximum level of stability, and unable to switch between Node.js versions. You must have the LTS release if you come in this category.
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