Matt DeBergalis has announced the Meteor 1.0 release, with new features for mobile app development and packaging improvements. Among some of the highlights in the landmark release is improved Mobile App Support. Where support for building mobile apps in Meteor was announced in September's 0.9.2 release, 1.0 brings with it significant changes relating to Cordova.
Ember 1.8 has been announced. One of the biggest changes is use of metal-views, which improves rendering performance as well as paves the way for more rendering improvements, grouped as "HTMLBars" in the future.
The Angular team has released AngularDart 1.0, which contains a lot of new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. It is the first version of the framework with the stamp "production-ready".
At the 2014 ng-europe conference in Paris, the Angular team gave attendees details about the upcoming AngularJS 2.0 release. It's a significant departure from version 1.X that eliminates much of the existing architecture. Angular 2.0 is built on a new language called AtScript.
Google has announced version 1.3.0 of AngularJS, code named "superluminal-nudge". The release brings substantial performance improvements that reduce memory consumption, increase the speed of common DOM operations, and improve overall latency of Angular app.
The upcoming AngularJS 1.3 release arrives with a heavy focus on improved form data manipulation. While this version solves some real-life pain points, for some developers, it may not be an automatic upgrade.
Synth, an API-first web framework built on Node.js, was announced recently. Features include preload angular model data on page load, preload HTML view on page load, and a simplified project structure. Despite some positive reactions, it has also been greeted with confusion from the wider developer community.
Express.JS, the Node.js web application framework, recently released version 4.0, with router improvements and removed bundled middleware,; but the team say they currently have "no major plans” for future releases.
The Ember.js team has released version 1.5, with new testing features, and an eager URL update that will “provide for a better UX 99% of the time,” according to Ember core team member Robert Jackson. Jackson, posting on the Ember.js blog, described the new version as having “a ton of bug fixes and small improvements” as well as new features in the release.
Angular.JS is a popular framework created by Google for creating single page applications. Despite its origins, it can also easily work with ASP.NET to provide Microsoft-centric developers the same powerful capabilities.
"AngularJS 2.0 is a framework for mobile apps" says the AngularJS team. The framework will continue to be supported for desktops, but the primary focus will be on getting the mobile bit right. The goals also include support for EcmaScript 6 along with a transpiler (since browsers don't support ES6 yet).
Ionic is a new user interface framework for building hybrid mobile applications with HTML5 that bills itself as the "bond between native and HTML5". It provides many of the essential mobile user interface paradigms, such as simple items like lists, tab bars and toggle switches. It also provides more complex visual layout examples such as menus that slide out to reveal content underneath.