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Suresh Ramani
Suresh Ramani

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Node.js 20: What's New and Exciting Features in the Latest Release

Latest Node.js 20 Release and Features

Node.js 20 is the latest version of the popular JavaScript runtime environment, and it is packed with exciting new features. Node.js 20 is the first major release of the platform since the Node.js 12 LTS was released in 2019.

Key Features

1. Improved performance

Node.js 20 has improved performance over previous versions, with better support for modern JavaScript features and faster startup times.

2. Improved security

Node.js 20 comes with enhanced security features such as improved support for TLS 1.3, and stronger cryptography for secure communications.

3. Improved TypeScript support

Node.js 20 provides improved support for TypeScript, making it easier to use the popular TypeScript language for developing Node.js applications.

4. Improved debugging experience

Node.js 20 comes with a new debugging experience, making it easier to debug and troubleshoot Node.js applications.

5. Improved error handling

Node.js 20 has improved error handling, making it easier for developers to catch and handle errors in their applications.


Node.js 20 is an exciting new version of the popular JavaScript runtime environment. It comes with a range of new features and improvements, including improved performance, security, TypeScript support, debugging experience, and error handling.

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Aren Patel

I'm curious to learn more about the "Improved error handling", however I didn't even find the word "error" in the announcement link (