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 4.0.0 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.
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.