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Is React the Future of Meteor?

by David Iffland on  Jan 23, 2016 3

In a series of blog posts, Sacha Greif describes the uncertain state of JavaScript platform Meteor. He describes how adopting React can take Meteor more relevant for the years ahead.

Mozilla Shuts Down Persona

by James Chesters on  Jan 20, 2016

Mozilla has announced they are shutting down Persona, the cross-browser login system for the Web. Ryan Kelly, software engineer for Mozilla, said "Due to low, declining usage, we are reallocating the project’s dedicated, ongoing resources and will shut down the persona.org services that we run."

Lodash 4.0 Adds Smaller Core and Plenty of Changes

by David Iffland on  Jan 14, 2016

Lodash 4.0.0 has been released. This new version adds a new, smaller core library and includes plenty of new features and breaking changes. Support for IE 6-8 has been dropped and the library is no longer available on Bower.

Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It

by Abel Avram on  Jan 14, 2016 1

True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs.

Major Additions in NativeScript 1.5

by James Chesters on  Jan 14, 2016

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 Soon to End Support for IE 8, 9 and 10

by Abel Avram on  Jan 06, 2016

Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.

V8 4.9 Released with 91% ECMAScript 2015 Support

by James Chesters on  Jan 03, 2016

Google has released version 4.9 of the V8 JavaScript engine, bringing it to 91% completion with ECMAScript 2015.

AVG Plugin Exposes Chrome User Data

by Jeff Martin on  Dec 31, 2015

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.

Rust 1.5 Released with Cargo Install

by James Chesters on  Dec 21, 2015

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%.

Angular 2 Beta Released

by David Iffland on  Dec 21, 2015 10

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.

WSO2 Extends its Internet of Things Process Orchestration Capabilities

by Kevin Farnham on  Dec 19, 2015

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 is Here

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015 1

Angular Material 1.0 has been released.

Mozilla Has Created A-Frame, a VR Framework

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015

Mozilla has created and open sourced A-Frame, a framework for creating VR scenes for the desktop browser, smartphone and Oculus Rift.

64-bit Firefox for Windows in Firefox 43

by James Chesters on  Dec 16, 2015

Mozilla has released 64-bit Firefox for Windows, along with many changes for web developers.

ChakraCore Opens Up Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript Engine

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 09, 2015

Microsoft’s JavaScript engine core components will be open-sourced next month, Microsoft announced at JSConf US. ChakraCore will provide a fully-fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine, Microsoft say, that includes everything that is required to parse, interpret, compile and execute JavaScript code without dependencies on Microsoft Edge internals.

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