Node.js was written in C++ and built upon Google Chrome’s V8 runtime. Node.js runs on various platforms like Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS X. Node.js providing asynchronous and event-driven APIs Microsoft and Joyent together implemented a native Windows version of Node.js in June 2011. Fedor Indutny started io.js, a fork of Node.js in December 2014.
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Node.js was initially released on 27th May, 2009.
The first version of Node.js is 0.1.0.
The first form of NPM (Node Package Manager) was created in 2009.
In December 2014, io.js is a fork of the Node.js project which was created.
On Sep 14, 2015, Node.js v0.12 and io.js v3.3 were merged into a single code base known as Node.js version 4.0 and that merged brought V8 ES6 features into Node.js and also it has a long term support release.
The latest version of Node.js is V13 and it was released on 22nd October, 2019.