You’ll notice from time-to-time that Node.js will release a new minor version and sometimes a major version. If you’re working with TypeScript, you’ll want to install the
@types/node typings into your project.
If you’re running Node.js version 12.14.1 confusion might set in because there is no matching version for the Node types package.
Node is known to introduce new features into minor releases, so ensuring that your typings are up-to-date within the latest major release band will ensure that your typings are not too old or too far forward (LTS vs current release).
If you attempt to use typings for Node that are not for your appropriate version of installed Node.js, you could run into issues as major releases, in particular, introduce breaking changes and new features.