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WebAssembly Preview Functionality Arrives in Browsers

by David Iffland on  Mar 16, 2016

Browser vendors are positioning WebAssembly as the safe, native format for the web. In an important step, each vendor has released preview functionality of WebAssembly in their respective browsers.

Meteor Brings "Pay-as-you-go" Galaxy, Ends Free Hosting

by James Chesters on  Mar 15, 2016

Meteor has rolled out "pay-as-you-go" Galaxy for individual developers, with stable containers and enhanced fault tolerance via high availability.

jDays 2016 Round-Up

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Mar 14, 2016

On 8th and 9th March, the jDays Conference was hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden, followed by an additional day of optional workshops. Currently in its third edition, jDays congregated forty speakers from several different countries, who covered a varied range of topics with a special emphasis in the Java language, methodologies and practices, and front-end technologies.

MIT's Polaris Touts Making Web Pages 34 Percent Faster

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 13, 2016

Polaris is a new JavaScript framework that aims to shrink Web pages load time by 34% at the median. Developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Harvard University, Polaris focuses on reducing latency associated to network trips.

Eclipse Foundation Releases Next-Generation IDE, Eclipse Che 4.0

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 08, 2016

Today, the Eclipse Foundation announced the first release of the Eclipse Che next-generation web-based IDE. Read on to find out what it contains.

Ember.js Team Announces 2.4 LTS, 2.5 Beta

by James Chesters on  Mar 07, 2016

The Ember.js team has released version of 2.4. After a six-week maturation cycle as a stable version, 2.4 will be declared Ember's first LTS release.

TypeScript 1.8 Brings Module Augmentation Support

by James Chesters on  Mar 01, 2016

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.8, bringing the ability to use JavaScript code within a TypeScript project, and full support for module augmentation.

Deploying Node.js Microservices to AWS Lambda with Claudia.js: Q&A with Author Gojko Adzic

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 26, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Gojko Adzic and discussed his latest project, Claudia.js, a JavaScript tool that assists with the deployment of Node.js microservice applications to Amazon Web Service (AWS) Lambda. Claudia.js enables the deployment of AWS Lambda functions and Web APIs using a single command, and automates several complicated tasks such as logging.

Facebook Turns React.js Version Up to 15

by David Iffland on  Feb 25, 2016 1

Seeking to inspire more confidence in the stability of the React.js JavaScript library, Facebook has bumped the version number from 0.14 to 15.0.

Realm Launches New Database for React Native

by James Chesters on  Feb 24, 2016

Realm has launched a new database for React Native, Facebook's platform for building React apps with JavaScript.

Google AMP Drives Debate About Open Web

by James Chesters on  Feb 17, 2016

The launch of Google's AMP project looms this month and not everyone is excited. The project describes Accelerated Mobile Pages as "an initiative to improve the mobile web and enhance the distribution ecosystem." Aram Zucker-Scharff, lead developer for PressForward, says "If Google sees itself as a custodian of the open web then, up to this point, it has proven to be a rather poor one."

Ionic Framework 2 Beta is Out

by David Iffland on  Feb 16, 2016

The beta of version 2 of the Ionic Framework has been released. Its architecture advances to Angular 2, brings a new navigation stack, and fully supports material design.

Google Introduces Cloud Functions

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2016

Google has launched a new service called Cloud Functions in alpha. This service allows one to create small JavaScript functions that automatically respond to cloud events without requiring user’s intervention, configuring a runtime and executing it, or scaling it to multiple machines.

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 5

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.

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