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Making JavaScript Editing Easier in Visual Studio 2015

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 11, 2015

The JavaScript language is always changing, and to remain useful developer tools need to keep pace. Visual Studio 2015 RC is delivering some evolutionary changes intended to do just that. Using libraries, documenting code, and navigating larger projects should be easier.

WinJS 4.0 Is Compatible with AngularJS, React, Bootstrap and Knockout

by Abel Avram on  Jun 09, 2015 2

With WinJS 4.0 Microsoft has focused on keeping it compatible with the latest versions of the major browsers, targeting the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), and integrating with other JavaScript frameworks.

Visual Studio Code v0.3: Support for Rust and F# debugging

by James Chesters on  Jun 08, 2015

Microsoft has released v0.3 of its native Visual Studio application, bringing with it support for Rust, as well as changes to keybindings.

Google Moves Dart to GitHub and Kills the Chrome Dev Editor

by Abel Avram on  Jun 04, 2015 9

Google designed Dart as a better language for the web, for developers who wanted a more solid language and tools than what existed in the JavaScript ecosystem. Also, they aimed for better performance. While Dart is certainly more robust and better designed than JavaScript and it outperforms JavaScript on several benchmarks, the language has seen several setbacks.

Chrome 44 Beta Brings ES6 Features, Improved Notifications

by James Chesters on  Jun 03, 2015

Google has released Chrome 44 beta: with updates including new ES6 features and improved notification capabilities. The latest beta release for the OS brings computed property names, allowing expression for property names in object literals and class literals.

WSO2 Announces API Cloud and App Cloud

by Abel Avram on  Jun 03, 2015

At WSO2Con EU 2015, WSO2 has announced API Cloud and App Cloud, two complete solutions for managing APIs and respectively enterprise applications throughout their lifecycle.

Angular 1.4 Done, But Short of Goal

by David Iffland on  Jun 02, 2015

Angular 1.4 is finished and includes many new features and bug fixes. Unfortunately, the most anticipated new feature has been pushed back to version 1.5

Google Introduces Smart Lock for Passwords

by Abel Avram on  Jun 02, 2015

Google has announced at I/O 2015 the Google Identity Platform, a collection of tools and APIs for managing identities and dealing with authentication and authorization across Android, iOS and web applications.

GCM 3.0 Sends Messages to Android, iOS and Chrome

by Abel Avram on  Jun 01, 2015

With GCM 3.0, Google has attempted to simplify the registration process and to make their cloud notification system work similarly on Android, iOS and Chrome. There is a new topic group and a messaging diagnostic tool.

Polymer 1.0 Has a Catalog of Elements for Google Services

by Abel Avram on  May 30, 2015

Announced at I/O 2013, and after being incubated for a couple of years and going through a major overhaul, Google has finally released Polymer 1.0 as production ready. It includes elements for working with Google services, material design, animations, and others.

Windows 10 uses Chakra to Provide JavaScript For All Applications

by Jeff Martin on  May 29, 2015

Microsoft has expanded the role of its Chakra JavaScript engine in Windows 10-- giving developers to use it for scripting support in their own applications. Formerly focused on a server-side role, these new APIs are suitable for a variety of applications to use JavaScript.

Surviving Success

by Michael Stiefel on  May 27, 2015

Teams rarely consider success as a mode of failure, but not preparing for exceeding their goals can be just as dangerous as ignoring basic software and infrastructure needs. Mark Simms and Mark Souza discuss anti-patterns they've seen and some of the best ways to architect to win in spite of your own success.

Mozilla Releases Major Update to CSS Animation Inspector in Firefox Developer Edition

by James Chesters on  May 26, 2015

Mozilla has released Firefox Developer Edition 40, with major updates to CSS Animation Inspector. Dave Camp, director of engineering for Firefox, told InfoQ these changes allow developers to see all CSS animations applied to the selected node and any child nodes, with it being common for several Web animations to be combined to get a single effect.

Tabris.js: Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript Without Web Views

by Sergio De Simone on  May 26, 2015 28

Tabris.js is an open source mobile framework aimed to build native iOS and Android apps entirely in JavaScript. Among the main benefits of Tabris.js are performance, a fast development cycle, and support for thrid-party plugins including Cordova’s, according to EclipseSource. InfoQ has spoken with EclipseSource’s Holger Staudacher.

Underscore and Lodash Discuss Merging

by David Iffland on  May 26, 2015 1

The Underscore and Lodash JavaScript libraries have started discussions on how to merge the projects into a single project.

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