NativeScript 1.5 has been released. One of the biggest developments is the support for TypeScript, allowing NativeScript users to develop their projects in TypeScript, without the need for TypeScript compilers.
Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.
Anti-virus software vendor AVG has produced a plugin for Google Chrome that negates that browser's security settings, leaving users at risk of having their information stolen or possibly having their system compromised.
The Rust core team has released 1.5, with around 700 changes including the introduction of cargo install and shrinking the metadata size by 20%.
The first beta version of Angular 2 has been released. While there's still a few things to finish up, the beta gives developers a solid ground to start building their apps upon.
Open-source middleware vender WSO2 announced new capabilities in its platform for managing Internet of Things (IoT) applications and processing IoT data. The enhancements include support of MQTT (a lightweight M2M/IoT publish/subscribe connectivity protocol), the Activiti business process management (BPM) platform, and the Open Data OData 4.0 protocol.
Angular Material 1.0 has been released.
Mozilla has created and open sourced A-Frame, a framework for creating VR scenes for the desktop browser, smartphone and Oculus Rift.
Mozilla has released 64-bit Firefox for Windows, along with many changes for web developers.
Adobe have announced the end of Flash Professional, replacing it with Animate CC -- a "premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content".
Microsoft has released version 1.7 of TypeScript, which enables async/await for ES6 targets and introduces a polymorphic this type.
Chris Atherton did the closing keynote of the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference in which she talked about designing software. She suggests that, in stead of relying on professional opinions on how software should look or work, it can be better to go out and get data from real users. InfoQ interviewed her about designing and testing user interfaces.