If you're experiencing issues while using a version of node which is unsupported or unstable (odd numbered versions e.g. 0.7.x, 0.9.x, 0.11.x), it's very possible your issue will be fixed by simply using the LTS version of node.
For some Linux distributions (Debian/Ubuntu and RedHat/CentOS), the latest node version provided by the distribution may lag behind the stable version. Here are instructions from NodeSource on getting the latest node.
Install the latest msi from https://nodejs.org/en/download
Install the latest package from https://nodejs.org/en/download
or if you are using homebrew
brew install node
Node.js has lots of versions, and its development is very active. As a good practice to manage the various versions, we recommend that you use a version manager for your Node.js installation. There are many great options, here are a few:
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