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Microsoft Supports React Native on UWP, Adds Tooling to VS Code

by David Iffland on  Apr 19, 2016

Microsoft and Facebook have announced that the Universal Windows Platform will be the next platform to support React Native. Aiding developers build React Native apps on Windows, Microsoft also released a React Native extension for Visual Studio Code that provides debugging and IntelliSense in their cross-platform code editor.

Atom Text Editor 1.7 Released, with MRU Tab Switching

by James Chesters on  Apr 18, 2016

Text editor Atom has released version 1.7 with notable changes including MRU tab switching and a number of improvements for Windows users. In the blog post Atom 1.7 and 1.8 beta, software engineer Michelle Tilley describes how with v1.7 ctrl-tab now switches "between the most recently used (MRU) tabs in an Atom window instead of switching to the tab to the right of the current tab."

React v15 Released

by David Iffland on  Apr 13, 2016

Facebook has released version 15 of their React JavaScript framework, delivering a faster, cleaner, and more complete package. Despite some hiccups with that weren't discovered in the Release Candidate, the new major version is a solid upgrade.

JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Apr 13, 2016

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.

Rethink DB 2.3 Brings Network Encryption and ReQL Updates

by James Chesters on  Apr 12, 2016

RethinkDB has released version 2.3 of its open source database, bringing updates to JavaScript drivers and network encryption. Developer evangelist Ryan Paul says by including TLS support, the update -- named Fantasia -- enables "encryption on the wire for both the client driver protocol and communication between database servers in a cluster."

Vivaldi 1.0: First Official Release

by James Chesters on  Apr 07, 2016

Vivaldi has released the first official release for its web browser built for – and with – the web. Launched in 2015 by the co-founder of Opera Software, Jon von Tetzchner, the browser is unique in being built using only web technologies.

TypeScript 2.0 Preview

by David Iffland on  Apr 04, 2016 2

Anders Hejlsberg returned to Microsoft's Build conference in 2016 to talk about the current state of TypeScript and preview some amazing features coming in the next few months.

How Node Replaced Macros in Microsoft Word

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 01, 2016

Writing extensions for Word used to be handled by BASIC. Now, the language of choice is JavaScript and the platform Node.

Npm Updates Policy on Removing Packages

by David Iffland on  Mar 31, 2016 1

Npm has issued an updated policy on what happens when a user wants to remove one of their packages from the publishing system.

1.3 Release Brings Out-of-the-Box npm Integration to Meteor

by James Chesters on  Mar 30, 2016

Meteor has announced version 1.3, bringing ES2015 Modules as well as a rewritten Cordova layer.

Jenkins 2.0 Beta Available, Adds New Pipeline Build System

by David Iffland on  Mar 30, 2016

Jenkins 2.0 beta is now available which includes a new Pipeline build delivery system using a DSL built on Groovy. That feature and a new user setup process aims to give users most of what the need out of the box.

VS Code Improves JavaScript Editing Abilities

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 30, 2016

Microsoft's multiplatform, open source text editor VS Code has just released its March build, providing several enhancements to benefit JavaScript developers. Alongside side these welcome improvements are several additional options for customization to allow developers to more easily customize their tool.

NPM Worm Vulnerability Disclosed

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 26, 2016 2

The NPM project has formally acknowledged a long-standing security vulnerability in which it is possible for malicious packages to run arbitrary code on developer's systems, leading to the first NPM created worm. With the recent problems with NPM, is it safe to use any more? InfoQ investigates.

JHipster 3.0 Released with Microservices Support

by Matt Raible on  Mar 25, 2016 1

The JHipster team has released JHipster 3.0 with new support for microservices, and with new options to generate a complete microservices architecture.

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?

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