Know How Node.js 8 and Node.js 9 Differs?

by Manish Patel Power Platform & Mobile App

Technology and development version upgrading to the new ones is never a dismay, but comparing them is awestruck. Comparison covers up the aspects and perspectives of the developers and users end. In this section, I would like to put a glimpse on the Node JS new version- 9 in comparison to the older version Node JS 8. A node.js developer must dig into, to know more pluses that came up and to explore further.


Node.js is a standout amongst the most trusted cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment. Node.js is known to offer incredible esteem and confirmation in creating server-side codes. Also, the capability offered by the system continues adding to improvement esteem and inclinations with the consistent arrival of new forms and updates of it. Same is the situation with Node.js 8 and Node.js 9 that are based on a similar incentive. However think about distinctively as far as highlights are characteristics and interface with and serve clients in an unexpected way.

New Feature Listing in Node.js 9

Node.js 9 is responsive to the latest ecosystem and can be considered as advanced choice as it fulfills major market needs and trends of software functionalities. Have a quick view on the feature listing.

  • API registering callbacks can be performed using async hooks module

  • Version 9 supports HTTP/2 and N-API without command line flag

  • It is developed on the newer version of JavaScript Engine - 8.6.2

  • Control the errors and handle it more efficiently with the advanced feature named - Error Objects

  • With parse error no closing off of the connection, instead the 400 BAD REquest message prompts up.

  • Symbol properties get fixed hassle free as the new version caters a wide number of fixing options to assist it.

  • Flexible in terms of user inputs

  • Smoother applicability and usability

  • HTTP/2 without the expose-http2 flag

  • Callback if added to util

  • Highly scalable and extensible

  • Better Compliance

  • Compatible to third-party services and tools integration

Node JS community launched the version 8 update back in May 2017. And also propelled the new Version Node JS in the same year October. Short duration still a new update, its all because of the major changes that summed in the Node.js 8.9.0 version. It moved into (Long-Term Support) and the community elected to release a new version with the further bug fixes and upcoming.

Feature Listing in Node.js 8

Considered as a reputed and renowned for the coding quality, Node.js 8 helps to gain the immense value throughout the activity along with the good-quality. Time is not back when in the future crowd will tend more to accept Node.JS for developing the compatible solutions. A quick look on more features.

  • More stability and reliability due to N-API replacement layer

  • Node.js 8 is built on Google JavaScript engine version 8.6.1

  • Consistency in performance

  • Better support for LTS

  • Long-term compliance of project

  • It is mechanized by NPM 5.0.0 client

  • High performance rate, 20 percent better compared to Node 6 LTS

  • More advanced and improvised fixes

  • Extensive peculiarities include lock files, localized caching with offline mode, SHA512 checksums and few more.

  • More dependable in terms of Node.js application development

The Final Word

Each of the version lays their individual importance and pluses & minuses. So, migrating to the newer ones is also an advantage or to continue with the past ones is also not the minus. Most of the Node.js Development Companies prefer to move forth with the latest versions. Hopefully, by this year 2018, the developer is enthusiastic to unleash a new update - Node.js 10 that eases more of the issues and unboxes for functionalities of Node.Js Development. 

Choose Optimistically! Stay connected to know more about other technologies and platforms update and quick fix to the while development issues.

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