They were created with the help of the MacStadium project, the team explained. Node.js 16 also includes the Timers Promises API, which provides alternative timer functions that return Promise objects. This eliminates the need to use util. Promiscuity (), the team added. Features deprecating in this release include removing access to the process—binding () for several core modules. Node.js 16 will replace Node.js 15 as the “Current” release line.
It will be promoted to a Long-Term Support release in October 2021. A new major release is a sum of the efforts of all of the project contributors and Node.js collaborators, so we’d like to use this opportunity to say a big thank you. In particular, we’d like to thank the Node.js Build Working Group for ensuring we have the infrastructure ready to create and test releases and making the necessary upgrades to our toolchains for Node.js 16,” the Node.js team wrote in a blog post.