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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?

CLion 2016.1 Adds Python, Swift, Improves C++ Support

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 24, 2016

JetBrains has announced version 2016.1 of CLion, its cross-platform IDE that targets both Linux and OS X. The new version adds many improvements to C++ support, code generation, Python and Swift support, and better Git integration.

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.

Eclipse Foundation Releases Next-Generation IDE, Eclipse Che 4.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 08, 2016

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the first release of the Eclipse Che next-generation web-based IDE. Read on to find out what it contains.

Ember.js Team Announces 2.4 LTS, 2.5 Beta

by James Chesters on  Mar 07, 2016

The Ember.js team has released version of 2.4. After a six-week maturation cycle as a stable version, 2.4 will be declared Ember's first LTS release.

TypeScript 1.8 Brings Module Augmentation Support

by James Chesters on  Mar 01, 2016

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.8, bringing the ability to use JavaScript code within a TypeScript project, and full support for module augmentation.

Deploying Node.js Microservices to AWS Lambda with Claudia.js: Q&A with Author Gojko Adzic

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 26, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Gojko Adzic and discussed his latest project, Claudia.js, a JavaScript tool that assists with the deployment of Node.js microservice applications to Amazon Web Service (AWS) Lambda. Claudia.js enables the deployment of AWS Lambda functions and Web APIs using a single command, and automates several complicated tasks such as logging.

Facebook Turns React.js Version Up to 15

by David Iffland on  Feb 25, 2016 1

Seeking to inspire more confidence in the stability of the React.js JavaScript library, Facebook has bumped the version number from 0.14 to 15.0.

Realm Launches New Database for React Native

by James Chesters on  Feb 24, 2016

Realm has launched a new database for React Native, Facebook's platform for building React apps with JavaScript.

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