The Riot.js core team has released version 2.3, describing it as "a big step forward" for the React-like micro-library. The major 2.3 release organises the code base into six different modules: compiler, tmpl, observable, route, core and cli, meaning that if developers want to use just a part of the framework like the riot-route or the riot-observable they can do it without using riot at all.
As previously announced, JetBrains has launched the Toolbox, a collection of their desktop tools –IDEs, utilities and extensions – using the new subscription model which basically means paying monthly or yearly instead of one upfront payment.
The Rust core team has released 1.4 stable, with approximately 1200 changes including a major improvement to Cargo, stabilised APIs, and fixes to improve the behavior of associated types.
Measuring the performance of single page applications (SPAs) presents some unique challenges. Philip Tellis, author of the boomerang library and Chief Architect at SOASTA, and Nicholas Jansma, senior engineer at SOASTA, deep-dived into the subject at the Velocity conference in Amsterdam, providing context and specific advice on how to measure performance for that kind of web applications.
Ceylon, Node.js and Atom have all seen stable upgrades this week, and we have decided to write a common post covering most notable features and enhancements that come with these new versions.
In preparation for JavaOne 2015, InfoQ held a Q&A session with a number of speakers at this year's conference that caught our eye.
The Node.js Foundation have released Argon, the first Node.js release covered under the Long Term Support plan.
In the keynote session at AngularConnect in London, Brad Green and friends gave attendees an overview of where Angular 2 is and made some important announcements. Angular 1 is still in full-force, but Angular 2 is shaping up to be a major force on the web and on mobile.
Mozilla has announced the end of NPAPI in Firefox by the end of 2016, the only plug-in continuing to be supported being Flash.
Meteor has released Galaxy, its long anticipated cloud service for managing Meteor applications. In the blog post Announcing Meteor Galaxy, Matt DeBergalis says users "deploy Meteor apps into Galaxy with the same meteor deploy command you're already used to" and that it comes with the "day-to-day basics" including application logs and SSL cert management.