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JavaScript I/O Brings ES6 to the Node Community

Updated: at 11:15 PM

Are you sad that Joyent isn’t forward thinking with node.js? Start using io.js, a community-driven fork of node.js

io.js is a JavaScript platform built on Chrome’s V8 runtime. This project began as a fork of Joyent’s Node.js and is compatible with the npm ecosystem.

Why? io.js aims to provide faster and predictable release cycles. It currently merges in the latest language, API and performance improvements to V8 while also updating libuv and other base libraries.

This project aims to continue development of io.js under an ” open governance model” as opposed to corporate stewardship.

io.js has moved to Semver. The choice to release as 1.0.x was not to signify that io.js should be considered production-ready, but because it was a significant enough release from Node.js to warrant a major version increment.

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