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TypeScript 2.0 Preview

by David Iffland on  Apr 04, 2016 2

Anders Hejlsberg returned to Microsoft's Build conference in 2016 to talk about the current state of TypeScript and preview some amazing features coming in the next few months.

How Node Replaced Macros in Microsoft Word

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 01, 2016

Writing extensions for Word used to be handled by BASIC. Now, the language of choice is JavaScript and the platform Node.

Npm Updates Policy on Removing Packages

by David Iffland on  Mar 31, 2016 1

Npm has issued an updated policy on what happens when a user wants to remove one of their packages from the publishing system.

1.3 Release Brings Out-of-the-Box npm Integration to Meteor

by James Chesters on  Mar 30, 2016

Meteor has announced version 1.3, bringing ES2015 Modules as well as a rewritten Cordova layer.

VS Code Improves JavaScript Editing Abilities

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 30, 2016

Microsoft's multiplatform, open source text editor VS Code has just released its March build, providing several enhancements to benefit JavaScript developers. Alongside side these welcome improvements are several additional options for customization to allow developers to more easily customize their tool.

NPM Worm Vulnerability Disclosed

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 26, 2016 2

The NPM project has formally acknowledged a long-standing security vulnerability in which it is possible for malicious packages to run arbitrary code on developer's systems, leading to the first NPM created worm. With the recent problems with NPM, is it safe to use any more? InfoQ investigates.

JHipster 3.0 Released with Microservices Support

by Matt Raible on  Mar 25, 2016 1

The JHipster team has released JHipster 3.0 with new support for microservices, and with new options to generate a complete microservices architecture.

NPM was Broken for 2.5 Hours

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2016 5

According to Isaac Z. Schlueter, the creator of npm, two days ago the npm registry started to report hundreds of failed builds per minute. Users worldwide could not install or build certain Node.js packages. Thousands of dependent packages were broken including Babel, Atom, Ember, React Native and many other packages depending on line-numbers. What happened?

Node.js Available in Beta on Google App Engine, Sort Of

by David Iffland on  Mar 23, 2016

Google has announced that node.js is available in beta on App Engine. However, unlike the pure PAAS offerings on App Engine, the node.js functionality uses their App Engine flexible environment. This hybrid environment wraps the app up in a Docker image and manages the VMs automatically.

Bloomberg Open-sources BuckleScript, JavaScript Backend for OCaml

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 22, 2016

Recently open-sourced BuckleScript, a JavaScript backend for OCaml, aims to bring OCaml type safe, high performance code to any JavaScript execution engine, Bloomberg say.

Firefox Developer Edition Brings Popup Debugging

by James Chesters on  Mar 22, 2016

Mozilla has release Developer Edition 47 for Firefox, bringing new features to improve add-on debugging.

WebAssembly Preview Functionality Arrives in Browsers

by David Iffland on  Mar 16, 2016

Browser vendors are positioning WebAssembly as the safe, native format for the web. In an important step, each vendor has released preview functionality of WebAssembly in their respective browsers.

Meteor Brings "Pay-as-you-go" Galaxy, Ends Free Hosting

by James Chesters on  Mar 15, 2016

Meteor has rolled out "pay-as-you-go" Galaxy for individual developers, with stable containers and enhanced fault tolerance via high availability.

jDays 2016 Round-Up

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Mar 14, 2016

On 8th and 9th March, the jDays Conference was hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden, followed by an additional day of optional workshops. Currently in its third edition, jDays congregated forty speakers from several different countries, who covered a varied range of topics with a special emphasis in the Java language, methodologies and practices, and front-end technologies.

MIT's Polaris Touts Making Web Pages 34 Percent Faster

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 13, 2016

Polaris is a new JavaScript framework that aims to shrink Web pages load time by 34% at the median. Developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard University, Polaris focuses on reducing latency associated to network trips.

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