Understand the Node. js release schedule
Administrators loathe Node. js for the often frantic pace of development — hardly a month goes by without a new version of Node. A two-tier release schedule mitigates the problem: from time to time, a current version receives the LTS designation. From that moment onward, no new features will be added during an 18-month time frame. Maintenance, instead, limits itself to performing non-breaking changes. During the initial announcement of Node.js LTS releases, only
“bug fixes for stability, security updates, possible npm updates, documentation updates and certain performance improvements that can be demonstrated to not break existing applications” were permitted — so far, that rule has stood the test of time.