Last month AWS announced the release of Node.js 12 for Lambda functions.
This means faster functions & new Node.js features. 🎉
Welcome to the #serveless dining experience for reinvent 2019. For your first course, we have three crisp new #awslambda language versions. *My* personal favorite is Java 11 , but the Node 12 is super fresh ! https://t.co/xWJ3A9eV47 #HowManyCourses pic.twitter.com/4AkIezMtaL— Ajay Nair (@ajaynairthinks) November 18, 2019
Starting today, all new sites will be using Node.js 12 as the default function runtime. All existing sites can update to Node.js 12 for Netlify Functions via the instructions below.
How to upgrade existing site functions
To take advantage of the newer Node.js runtime with functions on sites created before December 4, 2019, you will need to set the
AWS_LAMBDA_JS_RUNTIME environment variable to
nodejs12.x in the Netlify site settings under Build & deploy > Environment > Environment variables.
After setting the environment variable, update your function code to trigger a new deployment.
If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line in the Netlify Community forums.