This post was contributed by the Node-API team.

The reason for this blog post is to explain what motivated us to rename N-API to Node-API. The issue that is tracking the transition was: https://github.com/nodejs/abi-stable-node/issues/420

Background
You may have noticed N-API changed to Node-API in the documentation within the Node.js project. N-API has always stood for Node-API but was often pronounced NAPI. A concern was raised, that when pronounced that way, it could be mistaken for a derogatory term. We therefore made it our goal to clarify that N-API is Node-API whenever possible without introducing breaking changes.

What’s changing (only in…


This post was written by the Node.js Mentorship Initiative.

The Node.js Mentorship Initiative is excited to announce a new opening. We are looking to add a new mentee to our initiative. We, therefore, invite developers who are passionate about the Node.js ecosystem and are willing to learn and contribute towards its growth and development to apply to this opportunity.

The Mentorship initiative prides itself in identifying specific needs of Working Groups and Initiatives within Node.js and posts applications for available opportunities.

Over the past year, we have helped the Examples Initiative and the N-API working group to recruit new mentees…


This blog was written by Bethany Griggs, with additional contributions from the Node.js Technical Steering Committee.

We are excited to announce the release of Node.js 16 today! Highlights include the update of the V8 JavaScript engine to 9.0, prebuilt Apple Silicon binaries, and additional stable APIs.

You can download the latest release from https://nodejs.org/en/download/current/, or use Node Version Manager on UNIX to install with nvm install 16. The Node.js blog post containing the changelog is available at https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v16.0.0.

Initially, Node.js 16 will replace Node.js 15 as our ‘Current’ release line. As per the release schedule, Node.js 16 will be the…


Training and certifications are some of the most valuable investments we can make in ourselves, to both sharpen our skills, but also to show prospective employers, and the world, that you have what it takes as a developer. Now is a great time to invest in yourself, or in your engineering team. Starting March 29 through April 9, the OpenJS Foundation, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, will be discounting all Node.js Certification and Training.

Limited offer: check out the new preview testing environment

Today, in partnership with the LF, we are rolling out a free Node.js Environment Preview beta…


TLDR; We need your help to make sure the Next 10 years of Node.js are as successful as the first. We are launching a survey, you can take it here to help us do that. To get a bit more context on why this survey is important, read on….

Node.js had a very successful first 10 years of Node.js and the project is working to make the next 10 years even better. As part of that we’ve kicked off the Next-10 effort to document what we think is important for that to happen. …


We are excited to share that the 2021 Node.js User Survey is now open. The goal of this survey is to learn more about how you are using Node.js. This is the fourth year we’ve run the Node.js User Survey and you can see the results from the last survey here.

The survey is completely anonymized and takes about 25 minutes to complete. You can start taking the survey here. The deadline to complete the survey is February 15th.

We also invite you to share the survey link social channels too — here’s a link for retweeting. The more the merrier!


This blog was written by A.J. Roberts and the Node.js Mentorship Initiative team.

The Node.js Mentorship Initiative is happy to announce our next opportunity. This one is open to developers with experience in C++. You will work hand-in-hand with the N-API working group members with the eventual goal of becoming a full-fledged member of the working group.

If you’re not familiar with the working group, we recommend checking out their recent blog post.

The N-API working group has the goal of making it easier to develop native addons for Node.js and other runtimes like Electron. They have already accomplished a…


Cyber Monday: Training and Certification Sale!
Cyber Monday: Training and Certification Sale!

Now is a great time to invest in yourself, or in your engineering team. Starting November 30 through December 8, the OpenJS Foundation, in partnership with the Linux Foundation, will be discounting all Node.js Certification and Training. The OpenJS Certification and Training program serves to help developers in their professional development goals.

Full sale details

Discounts include


This post was contributed by Chengzhong Wu (@legendecas), Gabriel Schulhof (@gabrielschulhof) Jim Schlight (@jimschlight), Kevin Eady Michael Dawson (@mhdawson1), Nicola Del Gobbo (@NickNaso)

Introduction

N-API provides an ABI-stable API that can be used to develop native add-ons for Node.js, simplifying the task of building and supporting such add-ons across Node.js versions.

With downloads of node-addon-api surpassing 2.5 million per week, all LTS versions of Node.js supporting N-API version 3 or higher and node.js 15.x being released with support for N-API 7, it is a good time to take a look at the progress on simplifying native add-on development for Node.js.

When…


This blog was written by Bethany Griggs, with additional contributions from the Node.js Technical Steering Committee.

We’re excited to announce that Node.js 15 was released today. Node.js 15 replaces Node.js 14 as our ‘current’ release line, with Node.js 14 being promoted to LTS (long-term support) later this month. You can expect new releases of Node.js 15 approximately every two-weeks, keeping you up-to-date with the latest features and changes. As an odd-numbered release line, Node.js 15 will not be promoted to LTS. Please bear this in mind when using Node.js …

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