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Node 8: Out with the old and in with the patchable

Danielle Adams
5 min readDec 31, 2019

Starting tomorrow, Node 8 is officially unsupported. What does this mean for Node developers ? The circuit breakers for Node 8 access don’t immediately turn off — you can still download it and use it in your source code, but be mindful that the Node team will no longer be “maintaining” the runtime. This means that new features and bug fixes will no longer be applied to the version, and this includes…

Danielle Adams

Software Engineer at AWS. Open source developer, New Yorker, TBD.