Node.js 10 Available for App Engine With Long Term Support

Recently, Google Cloud has introduced the Long Term Support (LTS) of Node.js 10.x in order to establish it as the stable version of the runtime.

Recently, Google Cloud has introduced the Long-Term Support (LTS) of Node.js 10.x in order to establish it as the stable version of the runtime. The Node.js Release Working Group has made the beta availability of Node.js 10 on App Engine standard environment, and Node.js 10 has been made the default version on the flexible environment.
 
NodeJS 10 
Source: Google 
 
According to the company, Node.js 10 on App Engine standard environment is a second generation runtime. It uses an unmodified version of Node.js running on a regular Ubuntu distribution and provides you the ability to use any module available on npm. Additionally, the team has made some updates and addition to better support both Node.js 8 and 10, as below:
 
"Yarn package manager: if a yarn.lock file is present along with your source, your dependencies will be installed using yarn.
 
Local dependencies: package.json can now reference local dependencies, e.g., "my-local-module: "file:./my-path".
 
Custom build step: If a script named gcp-build is present in package.json, this script will be executed at deployment time with access to dependencies declared in devDependencies.
 
Many Node.js customers such as JDA Software are excited to deploy their Node apps quickly and easily on App Engine:"
 
"Node.js on App Engine standard environment allows us to build and deploy solutions quickly, without having to manage the underlying platform. Further, the new App Engine standard sandbox technology minimizes startup time, enabling us to better handle spikes in demand for faster scalability, as well as scale down to and from 0 resulting in cost saving. In addition, App Engine’s zero server-management and -configuration lets us focus our efforts on our business domain expertise and not on maintenance of the platform." commented Gabriel Kohen, Enterprise Architect & Technical Fellow, JDA Software
 
The company also made known that Node.js Project will end the LTS for Node 8.x and Node 8.x in App Engine in December 2019. To get started using the App Engine free tier, you can visit here.
 
To read the official announcement, you can visit here.