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The latest in JavaScript and cross-platform tools

Node.js 16 available now, @nodejs
New features:
  • V8 version 9.0:
  • Promisified timers:
    import {setTimeout} from 'timers/promises';
    async function run() {
      await setTimeout(5000);
  • Binaries for Apple Silicon
  • And more

Sucrase: fast alternative to Babel (written in TypeScript)
The repository mentions a benchmark where Sucrase is 1.84 times faster than esbuild and 16.6 times faster than Babel.

JavaScript tooling not written in JavaScript

Updates from 82nd meeting of TC39 (19–22 April 2021)

TC39 Podcast: Guy Bedford (jspm, SystemJS, …) [19-min. audio], @GNUmanth

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