The Future of Native Modules in Node.js

Node.js 10 is just around the corner and with it comes a number of improvements. One that is exciting us is the update to the native module library n-api. It comes out of experimental status in the upcoming release.
JavaScript has always had a minimal standard library compared to other languages. In the beginning, we only used JavaScript in the browser. As browsers evolved and matured into application virtual machines, so did the need to add more capability through browser libraries. This brought new applications like Web Bluetooth, Web USB and so on; ever expanding the things we can use JavaScript for.