The General Assembly of Ecma International has announced the approval of ECMA-262 6th edition, which is the Language Specification of ECMAScript 6 (ES6), also known as ECMAScript 2015.
The Ember.js team has released the final iteration of the 1.x series, as well as their first 2.0 beta. The 1.13 release brings with it the Glimmer rendering engine, marking the third overhaul of Ember's 1.x rendering layer, and "dramatically improving re-render performance in many common scenarios," where previous iterations relied "on granular observation for efficiency."
Microsoft has released v0.3 of its native Visual Studio application, bringing with it support for Rust, as well as changes to keybindings.
Google has released Chrome 44 beta: with updates including new ES6 features and improved notification capabilities. The latest beta release for the OS brings computed property names, allowing expression for property names in object literals and class literals.
Angular 1.4 is finished and includes many new features and bug fixes. Unfortunately, the most anticipated new feature has been pushed back to version 1.5
Announced at I/O 2013, and after being incubated for a couple of years and going through a major overhaul, Google has finally released Polymer 1.0 as production ready. It includes elements for working with Google services, material design, animations, and others.
This article outlines some of the performance optimizations done for the Chakra engine and the Octane and Jet Stream benchmark results for Edge, Chrome and Firefox.
The io.js TC has voted to join the upcoming Node Foundation. The project will be named Node.js but it will be based on io.js’ repository.
Ionic has released the production ready version 1.0, and has started work on the next version that will be built on AngularJS 2.0. Also, soon a number of mobile services –Push, Deploy, Analytics, Package - will be made public.
Microsoft Edge started as a IE fork but later departed considerably from it in an attempt to break with the past and legacy Internet technologies, removing 200K LoC but adding other 300K. Microsoft says they want “better interoperability with other modern browsers, improved performance, security & reliability, and reduced code complexity.”
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