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ECMAScript 2016: Array.prototype.includes and the Exponentiation Operator

by Abel Avram on  Feb 12, 2016

ECMAScript 2016 will include as new features only Array.prototype.includes and the Exponentiation Operator. Async functions will have to wait until next year.

Angular Releases Version 1.5, Narrows Focus

by David Iffland on  Feb 09, 2016 4

Angular 1.5 has been released, introducing a new component helper which aims to get developers closer to what they'll encounter in version 2, easing the transition. Along with a flurry of other new features, version 1.5 is the biggest update in 9 months.

"Wait, What!? Our Microservices Have Actual Human Users?" The Importance of UI Architecture

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 07, 2016 1

At the microXchg conference, Stefan Tilkov presented “Wait, what? Our microservices have actual human users?”. Tilkov proposed that current microservice discussions tend to be centered around backend topics. The presentation argued that it is of paramount importance to increase focus on how to structure what is arguably the most important part of a microservice application - the UI.

TypeScript 1.8 Beta Adds Integration with JavaScript, Stateless Functional Components and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 03, 2016 1

TypeScript, Microsoft’s open source superset of JavaScript, has reached 1.8 beta, bringing many new language features and tools enhancements.

Ember.js 2.3 Release Brings Significant Changes

by James Chesters on  Jan 26, 2016

The Ember.js team has released the stable version of Ember 2.3, and the first beta of 2.4. Ember contributor Matthew Beale modestly describes the update as a "minor release," nonetheless 2.3 comes with several significant changes, including the ability to use Ember FastBoot with the latest stable release.

Is React the Future of Meteor?

by David Iffland on  Jan 23, 2016 3

In a series of blog posts, Sacha Greif describes the uncertain state of JavaScript platform Meteor. He describes how adopting React can take Meteor more relevant for the years ahead.

Mozilla Shuts Down Persona

by James Chesters on  Jan 20, 2016

Mozilla has announced they are shutting down Persona, the cross-browser login system for the Web. Ryan Kelly, software engineer for Mozilla, said "Due to low, declining usage, we are reallocating the project’s dedicated, ongoing resources and will shut down the persona.org services that we run."

Lodash 4.0 Adds Smaller Core and Plenty of Changes

by David Iffland on  Jan 14, 2016

Lodash 4.0.0 has been released. This new version adds a new, smaller core library and includes plenty of new features and breaking changes. Support for IE 6-8 has been dropped and the library is no longer available on Bower.

Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It

by Abel Avram on  Jan 14, 2016 1

True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs.

Major Additions in NativeScript 1.5

by James Chesters on  Jan 14, 2016

NativeScript 1.5 has been released. One of the biggest developments is the support for TypeScript, allowing NativeScript users to develop their projects in TypeScript, without the need for TypeScript compilers.

V8 4.9 Released with 91% ECMAScript 2015 Support

by James Chesters on  Jan 03, 2016

Google has released version 4.9 of the V8 JavaScript engine, bringing it to 91% completion with ECMAScript 2015.

Rust 1.5 Released with Cargo Install

by James Chesters on  Dec 21, 2015

The Rust core team has released 1.5, with around 700 changes including the introduction of cargo install and shrinking the metadata size by 20%.

Angular 2 Beta Released

by David Iffland on  Dec 21, 2015 10

The first beta version of Angular 2 has been released. While there's still a few things to finish up, the beta gives developers a solid ground to start building their apps upon.

Angular Material 1.0 is Here

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015 1

Angular Material 1.0 has been released.

64-bit Firefox for Windows in Firefox 43

by James Chesters on  Dec 16, 2015

Mozilla has released 64-bit Firefox for Windows, along with many changes for web developers.

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