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All-New Devtools for React Bring Tools to Firefox

by James Chesters on  Aug 12, 2015

The React team has released entirely new devtools for the JavaScript library -- including a new version for Firefox. Jared Forsyth said "The current version of the devtools is a fork of Blink's "Elements" pane, and is imperative, mutation-driven, and tightly integrated with Chrome-specific APIs. The new devtools are much less coupled to Chrome, and easier to reason about thanks to React."

Netflix.com Adopts Universal JavaScript, Drops Java from Rendering Pipeline

by David Iffland on  Aug 11, 2015 2

The team behind Netflix.com have dropped their Java-based HTML renderer in favor of a Universal JavaScript renderer that they can run in the browser or on the server.

JerryScript & IoT.js: JavaScript for IoT from Samsung

by Abel Avram on  Aug 05, 2015

Samsung has recently open sourced IoT.js, a platform for IoT applications written in JavaScript, and JerryScript, a JavaScript engine for small, embedded devices.

Becoming a Great Web Front-end Developer

by Abel Avram on  Aug 04, 2015 5

This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.

Phaser 2.4: Game Framework's Epic Release

by James Chesters on  Jul 28, 2015

Phaser 2.4 is an "epic release" featuring a new video component updates, enhancements and fixes. Where 2.3 didn't have support for video files, creator Richard Davey says 2.4 not only introduces this support, but does so in a way that they can easily be used in games.

TypeScript 1.5 Boosts ES6 Transpilation Features

by David Iffland on  Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5, dramatically improving ES6 transpilation capabilities.

Mozilla Blocks Flash, Encourages HTML5 Adoption

by James Chesters on  Jul 20, 2015

Mozilla is encouraging developers towards HTML5 and JavaScript and away from Flash, after it blocked the plugin in browsers amid security concerns. Following Adobe's advice that two critical vulnerabilities would potentially allow attackers to take control of affected systems, Mark Schmidt, Firefox's head of support, announced the move on Twitter.

Implementing Design Thinking Approach Using Various Tools.

by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 20, 2015

This post covers the usage and importance of design thinking approach using various tools. It also gives an overview of using Lego Serious Play for design thinking.

jQuery 3.0 Alpha Announced, Developers Need to Test

by David Iffland on  Jul 15, 2015

jQuery 3.0 alpha has been announced with plenty of breaking changes. The team wants to get feedback from the community over some of the proposed changes and developers need to test the updated library against their existing code.

Visual Studio Code 0.5 Adds ECMAScript 6 and Better Git Tools

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 13, 2015

Microsoft's multiplatform code-first editor, VS Code, has just made its July release. It features support for ECMAScript 6, improved Git support, and various editor enhancements for multi-file projects. VS Code is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Douglas Crockford Previews His Idea For a New Web

by David Iffland on  Jul 06, 2015

At the Angular U conference in San Francisco, Douglas Crockford presented a radical new idea for upgrading the web. His proposal would replace parts of the web that don't work with newer, more secure alternatives, leaving behind existing web techologies such as SSL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

NPM 3 Beta Brings Good News for Windows Users

by James Chesters on  Jun 29, 2015

The beta of npm 3.0 has been released, with an almost complete rewrite of its installer bringing good news for running Node.js on Windows. Announcing the release, Rebecca Turner said the npm team were "delighted and proud" to be getting the 3.0 beta out, and that they were "looking forward to working with the npm user community to get it production-ready as quickly as possible."

Angular Team Provides Roadmap, Demos Integration with React Native

by David Iffland on  Jun 24, 2015

Angular 2 is moving forward, but still does not have a release date. The Angular team demonstrated the idea of splitting the framework into two pieces to enable different UI renderers to work with the same JavaScript backend. This will allow Angular to integrate with React Native.

Facebook Nuclide Is Now Open Source

by Abel Avram on  Jun 24, 2015

Announced three months ago during the F8 developer conference, Facebook has open sourced the code for their Nuclide IDE. Nuclide is based on Atom, adding a number of packages without changing anything in the core of GitHub’s IDE.

WebAssembly: A Universal Binary and Text Format for the Web

by Abel Avram on  Jun 18, 2015 4

Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and Apple have decided to develop a binary format for the web. Called WebAssembly, this format could be a compilation target for any programming language, enabling applications to run in the browser or other agents.

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