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Alexa Developers: Node.js v0.10 Functions Expire on May 30, 2017

Amazon today is warning Alexa Skill developers that they need to migrate/upgrade their code to support the newer functions of Node.js versions (4.3 or 6.10) by May 30, 2017. After that time, Amazon Lambda will stop working with the older functions. Updating skill code should take less than 5 minutes in most cases.

Migration to a newer version of Node.js runtime ensures that your Node.js-based Lambda functions have access to important security, performance and functionality enhancements offered by more recent Node releases. The Node Foundation declared End-of-Life (EOL) of Node.js v0.10 on October 31st 2016, which means that it has stopped receiving bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements. AWS Lambda then announced Node.js v0.10 deprecation on November 2, 2016 and disabled new function creation using this runtime on January 11, 2017.

The company  provides a guide for upgrading skill functions: Update Your Alexa Skill from Node.js v0.10 to a Newer Version 


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