We’ve been publishing articles on Node.js for over 5 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 (June, 2019):

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

2017 was a huge year for Node.js and it’s users. The number of online Node instances reached 8.8 million, with 3 billion npm package downloads a week.

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 - Node 10 LTS & Node 11 Current

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Node.js in 2019 - Node 12, Deno & Trouble at NPM

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