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JetBrains Releases IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Apr 13, 2016

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the latest version of their most popular IDE. The new version seems to have the polyglot developer in mind, with multiple enhancements over a variety of languages and technologies; however, the most noticeable changes are aimed at Java, particularly at helping developers take full advantage of Java 8.

Rethink DB 2.3 Brings Network Encryption and ReQL Updates

by James Chesters on  Apr 12, 2016

RethinkDB has released version 2.3 of its open source database, bringing updates to JavaScript drivers and network encryption. Developer evangelist Ryan Paul says by including TLS support, the update -- named Fantasia -- enables "encryption on the wire for both the client driver protocol and communication between database servers in a cluster."

Vivaldi 1.0: First Official Release

by James Chesters on  Apr 07, 2016

Vivaldi has released the first official release for its web browser built for – and with – the web. Launched in 2015 by the co-founder of Opera Software, Jon von Tetzchner, the browser is unique in being built using only web technologies.

TypeScript 2.0 Preview

by David Iffland on  Apr 04, 2016 2

Anders Hejlsberg returned to Microsoft's Build conference in 2016 to talk about the current state of TypeScript and preview some amazing features coming in the next few months.

How Node Replaced Macros in Microsoft Word

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 01, 2016

Writing extensions for Word used to be handled by BASIC. Now, the language of choice is JavaScript and the platform Node.

Npm Updates Policy on Removing Packages

by David Iffland on  Mar 31, 2016 1

Npm has issued an updated policy on what happens when a user wants to remove one of their packages from the publishing system.

1.3 Release Brings Out-of-the-Box npm Integration to Meteor

by James Chesters on  Mar 30, 2016

Meteor has announced version 1.3, bringing ES2015 Modules as well as a rewritten Cordova layer.

VS Code Improves JavaScript Editing Abilities

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 30, 2016

Microsoft's multiplatform, open source text editor VS Code has just released its March build, providing several enhancements to benefit JavaScript developers. Alongside side these welcome improvements are several additional options for customization to allow developers to more easily customize their tool.

NPM Worm Vulnerability Disclosed

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 26, 2016 2

The NPM project has formally acknowledged a long-standing security vulnerability in which it is possible for malicious packages to run arbitrary code on developer's systems, leading to the first NPM created worm. With the recent problems with NPM, is it safe to use any more? InfoQ investigates.

JHipster 3.0 Released with Microservices Support

by Matt Raible on  Mar 25, 2016 1

The JHipster team has released JHipster 3.0 with new support for microservices, and with new options to generate a complete microservices architecture.

NPM was Broken for 2.5 Hours

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2016 5

According to Isaac Z. Schlueter, the creator of npm, two days ago the npm registry started to report hundreds of failed builds per minute. Users worldwide could not install or build certain Node.js packages. Thousands of dependent packages were broken including Babel, Atom, Ember, React Native and many other packages depending on line-numbers. What happened?

Node.js Available in Beta on Google App Engine, Sort Of

by David Iffland on  Mar 23, 2016

Google has announced that node.js is available in beta on App Engine. However, unlike the pure PAAS offerings on App Engine, the node.js functionality uses their App Engine flexible environment. This hybrid environment wraps the app up in a Docker image and manages the VMs automatically.

Bloomberg Open-sources BuckleScript, JavaScript Backend for OCaml

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 22, 2016

Recently open-sourced BuckleScript, a JavaScript backend for OCaml, aims to bring OCaml type safe, high performance code to any JavaScript execution engine, Bloomberg say.

Firefox Developer Edition Brings Popup Debugging

by James Chesters on  Mar 22, 2016

Mozilla has release Developer Edition 47 for Firefox, bringing new features to improve add-on debugging.

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.

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