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On the heels of the announcements of canary releases for Hyper, Now CLI, and Now Desktop, we are glad to announce the immediate availability of a canary channel for Next.js.

In addition, we are excited to share some of the goals we are currently working on towards the release of Next.js 5!

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As mentioned in our last post, there are a number of ways to install Now CLI (the command-line interface for interacting with Now) on your device. But the easiest of them all is Now Desktop.

That's why I'm very excited to announce that — as of Now Desktop 3.8.0 — this process is getting even easier: Now CLI will be installed automatically, without further interaction. No need to click any buttons anymore.

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Now CLI can be installed via a few ways: Firstly, Now Desktop provides the simplest way to install and even keep it up-to-date. If you have npm installed, you can alternatively install our package or even download and install the binary manually.

Today I'm glad to introduce many improvements to all these installation mechanisms to ensure you have control, flexibility and your device is always up-to-date.

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I found myself discussing priorities for making my first open source contributions to the Now CLI with @rauchg. After bouncing some ideas around, we decided to take a look at optimizing the deployment pipeline.

In this blog post I'll narrate the process behind my two pull requests that resulted in a 7 times faster upload step for all deployments of Now users on the canary channel!

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Node.js versions 8.9.0 and 9.0.0 have just been released and they're already available on Now!

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our schedule and approach to Node.js release management. Read on to learn how to deploy them and to find out what's new.

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