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NPM Reaches 2.0, Adds Private Node.js Module Management and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 24, 2014

Node.js standard package manager, npm, has reached version 2.0. Among npm's new features, scoped packages promise to make it easier to manage private Node.js modules, just as if they were part of the public repository. The new version also marks the introduction of a new release process and offers improved reliability.

Intern 2.1 Brings New HTML and JUnit reporters

by James Chesters on  Sep 23, 2014 2

Sitepen has released version 2.1 of Intern, its next generation JavaScript testing stack. Intern brings with it new HTML and JUnit reporters, grep and skip functions, and improved performance.

PureScript: A Haskell-like Language that Compiles to JavaScript

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 22, 2014

PureScript is a strongly, statically typed language which compiles to JavaScript. It is written in and inspired by Haskell and aims at "allowing to write very expressive code which is still clear and readable" when translated into JavaScript. Furthermore, says PureScript creator Phil Freeman, PureScript provides interoperability with other languages which target JavaScript.

AngularJS 1.3 Improves HTML Forms

by David Iffland on  Sep 18, 2014

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.

Microsoft WinJS 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Platforms

by Abel Avram on  Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft has enhanced WinJS by adding support for multiple platforms and several major browsers, has modularized it and made it work with other JavaScript libraries.

Meteor Brings Hot Code Push to Mobile Apps

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 17, 2014

Meteor 0.9.2 has been released. It supports building native iOS and Android apps via a new PhoneGap/Cordova integration, along with support for hot code push.

Debugging Apps in Chrome and Safari with Firefox

by Abel Avram on  Sep 17, 2014

Mozilla has implemented the protocol adapters that enable remote debugging in Chrome for desktop or Android and Safari/iOS. They are to be integrated into WebIDE.

ECMAScript 6 Modules Go Beyond CommonJS and AMD

by James Chesters on  Sep 16, 2014

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer has announced the finalised details of the ECMAScript 6 (ES6) module syntax. Rauschmayer says that the goal for ES6 modules has been to create a format that users of CommonJS and of AMD are both happy with, and that being built into the language allows ES6 modules to go beyond CommonJS and AMD.

Ember 1.7 Brings Query Params to Community

by James Chesters on  Sep 09, 2014

Alex Navasardyan has announced the release of Ember.js 1.7 to the JavaScript community, including lauded support for query parameters, nestable routes, and numerous bug fixes.

C3.js Brings Charting Power Without the Learning Curve

by David Iffland on  Sep 08, 2014

The JavaScript charting library, C3.js is a newcomer in an ocean of similar tools. Built on the D3 visualization library, it enables developers to create reusable charts and provides ways to manipulate a chart after it appears on screen.

Meteor 0.9 Release Brings Controversial Packaging System

by James Chesters on  Sep 02, 2014

Geoff Schmidt -- co-founder of Meteor -- announced this week the release of Meteor 0.9 and and the official Meteor packaging system.

Yahoo Drop the Axe on YUI

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 31, 2014

Yahoo has just announced they will immediately stop all new development on Yahoo User Interface (YUI).

Microsoft Introduces NoSQL Document Database for Microsoft Azure

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 29, 2014

Microsoft may be synonymous with relational databases thanks to their flagship SQL Server product, but a new NoSQL offering looks to change that. Last week, Microsoft announced the preview of DocumentDB, a cloud-hosted managed document database with deep JavaScript support and features like automatic indexing and transactions.

New Device Mode in Google Chrome

by David Iffland on  Aug 29, 2014

In an upcoming Chrome release, Google upgraded DevTools with a new “Device Mode” to enable streamlined device display emulation, media query inspection, and a new network throttling tool. These tools make it easier for developers to emulate various devices and situations that their web page will encounter in the wild.

P5.js Brings Creative Coding to the Masses

by James Chesters on  Aug 26, 2014

Lauren McCarthy has released the first public beta of p5.js, a JavaScript library that wants to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners. p5.js is an offshoot of the Processing visual programming language, and enables non-programmers to write JavaScript code and create visual projects.

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