Support Node.js 18 in App Platform
I really love Digital Ocean, but this is literally stopping my company to migrate from Vercel. Please consider prioritizing this
I am writing to urge you to urgently consider supporting Node.js version 18 on the Digital Ocean App Platform. As an enthusiastic user of your platform, I believe this is a crucial step towards enhancing the development experience and empowering developers to leverage the latest features and performance improvements offered by Node.js.
Allow me to present several compelling reasons why supporting Node.js version 18 is of utmost importance:
Performance Boost: Node.js version 18 introduces significant performance enhancements through V8 engine upgrades, which directly translates into faster and more efficient code execution. By adopting the latest version, developers on Digital Ocean App Platform can experience a notable improvement in their application's runtime performance and response times.
Security Enhancements: With each new Node.js version, the community strives to address potential security vulnerabilities and enhance the overall security posture. By keeping pace with the latest releases, Digital Ocean can ensure that developers on the platform have access to the most secure and reliable runtime environment for their applications.
Developer Productivity: Embracing the latest version of Node.js demonstrates Digital Ocean's commitment to providing a cutting-edge development environment. This, in turn, attracts developers who value staying at the forefront of technology, boosting productivity and fostering innovation within the community.
Future-Proofing: By supporting Node.js version 18, Digital Ocean ensures that its platform remains future-proof. It prepares developers for upcoming changes, allowing them to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to new features and paradigms as they emerge in the Node.js ecosystem.
In conclusion, I strongly urge Digital Ocean to prioritize the support for Node.js version 18 on the App Platform. By embracing the latest advancements in Node.js, Digital Ocean can elevate the development experience for its users, foster innovation, and maintain its position as a leading cloud platform.
Thank you for considering this urgent request. I am confident that by supporting Node.js version 18, Digital Ocean will continue to empower developers and nurture a thriving community.
This is really unprofessional from DO. We can't use really outdated versions of Node because you can't update the buildpack you don't even develop by yourself. Just update your servers and give us a normal service please. Why do other buildpacks gets updated but never the Node one ?
please, resolve it
Node.js versions supported by DigitalOcean App Platform are very outdated. Your customers are asking you to add support for version 18 which is LTS (= long-term support), meaning it is an old stable version recommended for production usage. There have already been newer versions such as 19 and 20 released.
Once you start looking into this issue, I would recommend you to add support for both Node.js 18 and 20 because version 20 will become the next LTS version in a few months. Otherwise, this will be a never-ending story if you always add support for an active LTS version just before it goes to a maintenance mode. See the Node.js Releases page for more details: https://nodejs.dev/en/about/releases/
I want to pay money to use the app platform but you don't support Node 18 so I have to look elsewhere. Just deleted my app after finding out it's not supported
I have a react project right now that has over 20 node packages that require >= Node 18.x
Would love to see 18 very soon
+1, also node v16 is set to reach end of life in September, so it’s pretty undesirable to be pushing new v16 apps to prod right now.
DO should be supporting node v18 ASAP, so folks have time to upgrade before the EOL later this year.