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Google Dumps SPDY after HTTP/2 Enters "Last Call"

by Abel Avram on  Feb 10, 2015

Google has announced giving up SPDY after HTTP/2.0 has integrated the protocol and its standardization is in its final stages.

CoffeeScript 1.9 is Available, Introduces Generators Support

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2015

CoffeeScript 1.9 has finally introduced support for long awaited generators, which promise to prevent callback hell and help writing async code.

DuoCode Uses Roslyn to Transpile C# into JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 03, 2015 2

DuoCode is a C# to JavaScript compiler that promises to allow developers to build HTML5 applications using C# and the .NET framework inside of Visual Studio. InfoQ has interviewed its creators to learn more.

Facebook Enables Native App Development in JavaScript with React Native

by Matt McComb on  Feb 03, 2015

Announced at last week’s React Conf, React Native is a version of the popular React JavaScript library targeted solely at mobile developers. On the surface React Native looks very similar to React, with JavaScript declarations of reactive user interfaces; but behind the scenes React Native interfaces are backed by platform specific native controls rather than DOM elements.

Next-gen JavaScript Framework "Aurelia" Brings Adaptive Databinding Engine

by James Chesters on  Feb 02, 2015

Rob Eisenberg, formerly of AngularJS, has released for early previews Aurelia: his next-generation JavaScript framework -- promising a first of its kind "adaptive" databinding engine allowing rich two-way databinding between vanilla JavaScript and DOM (including Web Components).

JHipster 2.0 Released with AngularJS improvements, Liquibase diffs, and Spring WebSockets

by Matt Raible on  Jan 29, 2015

JHipster, the Yeoman generator for Spring Boot/Angular projects, released version 2.0 earlier this month, with some notable changes: 1) the AngularJS code has been modularized, making it easier to use JHipster for larger projects and 2) Liquibase is now able to create "diffs" between the JPA code and the database, making it easier to update your database schema.

YouTube Switches to HTML5 Video Player

by David Iffland on  Jan 29, 2015 1

After many years of working on HTML5 support, YouTube has decided to use their HTML5 video player as the default for modern browsers, using the old Flash-based player only for legacy browsers. Using MPEG-DASH and W3C Media Source Extensions, YouTube can use Adaptive Bitrate streaming to reduce buffering and improve initial playback speed.

Microsoft Releases Details, Confirms Rumours On Spartan Project

by James Chesters on  Jan 28, 2015 1

Microsoft has released details of its rumoured Spartan browser project, and confirms a move towards standards used by other, more modern, browsers.

Vivaldi: A New Browser Created by Former Opera Developers

by Abel Avram on  Jan 27, 2015 3

A team of former Opera developers along with their ex-CEO Jon von Tetzchner have created a new browser called Vivaldi.

Leveraging Nashorn at Netflix

by Matt Raible on  Jan 26, 2015 1

Netflix recently hosted the Silicon Valley Java User Group to talk about Nashorn, "The Hidden Weapon of JDK 8." In this presentation the Netflix Partner Tools team described how they’ve started leveraging JavaScript in their services.

TypeScript 1.4 Released, Adds Union Types, More ES6 Features

by David Iffland on  Jan 22, 2015

Microsoft delivered TypeScript 1.4, the latest version of their JavaScript language superset. The new version adds union types and template strings. Also new is a ECMAScript 6 target mode.

The Current Status of Browser-based Virtual Reality in HTML5

by Abel Avram on  Jan 22, 2015

The SFHTML5 group recently had a meeting discussing HTML5 technologies for creating virtual reality experiences – WebGL, WebVR, Three.js, GLAM –, and the current development status for implementing support for them in Firefox and Chrome. The idea is to bring the entire web into the VR experience.

1.0.x Release for io.js

by James Chesters on  Jan 20, 2015

The io.js team has released version 1.0 -- but the versioning does not suggest the platform is "production ready." Despite overtaking Node, io.js clarifies the release in its own FAQ: "The choice to release as 1.0.x was not to signify that io.js should be considered production-ready, but because it was a significant enough release from Node.js to warrant a major version increment," it says.

Atom API 1.0 is Stable

by Abel Avram on  Jan 16, 2015 2

The Atom’s team has announced a pre-release but stable version of the editor’s API.

6to5 JavaScript Transpiler Gains Momentum

by David Iffland on  Jan 14, 2015

The 6to5 JavaScript transpiler has made significant gains in its short 6 month lifespan, besting Google's Traceur transpiler in ECMAScript 6 compatibility. Developers can write ES6 code now and let 6to5 output valid ES5 for use in today's browsers. Recently 6to5 incorporated the team behind competitor esnext into the project.

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