JavaScript Streams Introduced at Strange Loop

by David Iffland on  Sep 28, 2015

At the Strange Loop 2015 conference, Pam Selle introduced streams in JavaScript, showing what they're good for and how developers can use them.

Ratpack 1.0 Launches Aiming to make Asynchronous Programming Easier on the JVM

by Charles Humble on  Sep 25, 2015 13

Ratpack, a high performance Java web framework, has reached 1.0 status. The 1.0 release is API-stable and can be considered production ready. The main thing that makes Ratpack interesting is the execution model, which aims to make asynchronous programming on the JVM easier.

Nginx Announces nginScript, a JavaScript-based Configuration Language

by David Iffland on  Sep 24, 2015

At this year's nginx.conf, Nginx has announced a preview of nginScript, a JavaScript-based server configuration language. Meant to accompany existing scripting offerings like Lua, nginScript will give technologists with experience in JavaScript a lower barrier to entry to create more advanced configuration and delivery options.

Groovy and Grails Plans Announced at SpringOne2GX

by Charles Humble on  Sep 23, 2015

During the second technical keynote at SpringOne2GX last week Guillaume Laforge talked about plans for Groovy 2.4.x and 2.5. Perhaps the most significant is improved compiler performance with a new Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) class reader in place of using class loading tricks.

Q&A with Mikeal Rogers on Node.js 4.0

by James Chesters on  Sep 17, 2015

Node.js and former Node fork io.js recently released their first combined in a single codebase. InfoQ sat down with Node.js Foundation community manager Mikeal Rogers to find out more.

Facebook Launches Relay Data Framework

by David Iffland on  Sep 17, 2015

Facebook has announced the launch of their declarative data framework, Relay. Using GraphQL for structuring data requests, Relay lets developers and designers declare the data they need, letting the framework determine what to retrieve and how to do it.

React 0.14 Hits Release Candidate, Adding New Package Split, Refs Syntax, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 16, 2015 2

Two months after entering beta, React 0.14 has reached release candidate status. React 0.14 will enforce separation of rendering and core concerns, make it easier to declare stateless components, and add new `refs` syntax.

Defining and Managing Requirements with Interactive Prototypes

by Ben Linders on  Sep 16, 2015

An interview about recent developments in requirement definition and management, how agile teams handle requirements and which problems they face in their daily work, using interactive diagrams and prototypes for conveying requirements, how interactive prototyping can be used with a lean startup approach, and what the future will bring us in requirements definition and management.

Node.js Release 4.0, First Combined Release With io.js

by James Chesters on  Sep 15, 2015

The Node.js Foundation has released Node.js v 4.0, combining Node.js and io.js into one single codebase. The all-new Node.js contains many new ES6 features enabled by default, as well as V8 v4.5, with accompanying new features.

Bazel Enters Beta, Supports Groovy, Rust and Scala

by Abel Avram on  Sep 10, 2015

Bazel, the build system that Google open sourced six months ago, has reached the first beta milestone as planned, adding support for several languages and technologies.

Front-End Tooling Survey Provides Insight Into the Community

by David Iffland on  Sep 10, 2015

Ashley Nolan asked developers about their front-end tooling choices and the results are in. Over 1,000 developers answered questions on topics ranging from CSS to JavaScript frameworks to task runners.

Typescript to Support React

by James Chesters on  Sep 07, 2015 2

Microsoft have released the beta for TypeScript 1.6, and with it support for React. Program manager Jonathan Turner explains that while the TypeScript team has collaborated with teams responsible for libraries including Dojo, Aurelia, and Angular, React is "an important library" that that has been difficult for TypeScript developers.

Angular Offers Refined Migration Path with ng-upgrade

by David Iffland on  Sep 01, 2015

The Angular team has announced a new component, dubbed ng-upgrade, that will allow Angular 1 and Angular 2 projects to coexist. This will allow developers to migrate an application one piece at a time without losing the fidelity of either engine.

Phoenix Web Framework Makes 1.0 Milestone

by James Chesters on  Aug 31, 2015

Chris McCord has released version 1.0 of the Phoenix web framework. Written in Elixir, Phoenix implements the server-side MVC pattern and aims to combine high developer productivity with high application performance.

Mixed Feelings Greet Mozilla's Add-ons Overhaul

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2015

Mozilla has released a major overhaul to how Firefox add-ons are developed. Included is the introduction of the WebExtensions API and a requirement for add-ons to be reviewed and signed by Mozilla before deployment. The developer community has reacted with a range of emotions to the announcements.

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