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NPM 3 Beta Brings Good News for Windows Users

by James Chesters on  Jun 29, 2015

The beta of npm 3.0 has been released, with an almost complete rewrite of its installer bringing good news for running Node.js on Windows. Announcing the release, Rebecca Turner said the npm team were "delighted and proud" to be getting the 3.0 beta out, and that they were "looking forward to working with the npm user community to get it production-ready as quickly as possible."

Angular Team Provides Roadmap, Demos Integration with React Native

by David Iffland on  Jun 24, 2015

Angular 2 is moving forward, but still does not have a release date. The Angular team demonstrated the idea of splitting the framework into two pieces to enable different UI renderers to work with the same JavaScript backend. This will allow Angular to integrate with React Native.

Facebook Nuclide Is Now Open Source

by Abel Avram on  Jun 24, 2015

Announced three months ago during the F8 developer conference, Facebook has open sourced the code for their Nuclide IDE. Nuclide is based on Atom, adding a number of packages without changing anything in the core of GitHub’s IDE.

Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 19, 2015 3

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

WebAssembly: A Universal Binary and Text Format for the Web

by Abel Avram on  Jun 18, 2015 4

Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and Apple have decided to develop a binary format for the web. Called WebAssembly, this format could be a compilation target for any programming language, enabling applications to run in the browser or other agents.

Exploring ES6: Book Introduction and Author Interview

by Abel Avram on  Jun 17, 2015

Exploring ES6 by Axel Rauschmayer is an in-depth look at JavaScript’s latest features. This article includes a short interview with the author.

ECMAScript 2015 Has Been Approved

by Abel Avram on  Jun 17, 2015 2

The General Assembly of Ecma International has announced the approval of ECMA-262 6th edition, which is the Language Specification of ECMAScript 6 (ES6), also known as ECMAScript 2015.

Ember.js 1.13 Brings Glimmer Rendering Engine and 2.0 Beta

by James Chesters on  Jun 14, 2015

The Ember.js team has released the final iteration of the 1.x series, as well as their first 2.0 beta. The 1.13 release brings with it the Glimmer rendering engine, marking the third overhaul of Ember's 1.x rendering layer, and "dramatically improving re-render performance in many common scenarios," where previous iterations relied "on granular observation for efficiency."

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.

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

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.

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