We’ve been publishing articles on Node.js for over 4 years now, so we thought it’d be interesting to look back at what exactly happened to Node.js so far, from the point where it was born until Today.

In case we missed something significant, please let us know in the comments section!

This is the history of Node.js on a timeline, from 2009 until now (March 2018):

Node.js milestones:

Node.js in 2009


Node.js in 2010


Node.js in 2011


Node.js in 2012


Node.js in 2013


Node.js in 2014


Node.js in 2015

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Node.js in 2016

A.k.a. The year of Leftpad!

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Node.js in 2017 - the year of mainstream adoption

The number of contributors grew to 1500, and Node reached more than 40,000 stars on GitHub.

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According to the The Battery Ventures Open Source Software Index, Node is the 4th most important open-source project!

Battery Open-Source Index, Node.js is 4th - RisingStack is a top company

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Node.js in 2018

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