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Lodash 4.0 Adds Smaller Core and Plenty of Changes

by David Iffland on  Jan 14, 2016

Lodash 4.0.0 has been released. This new version adds a new, smaller core library and includes plenty of new features and breaking changes. Support for IE 6-8 has been dropped and the library is no longer available on Bower.

Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It

by Abel Avram on  Jan 14, 2016 1

True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs.

Major Additions in NativeScript 1.5

by James Chesters on  Jan 14, 2016

NativeScript 1.5 has been released. One of the biggest developments is the support for TypeScript, allowing NativeScript users to develop their projects in TypeScript, without the need for TypeScript compilers.

V8 4.9 Released with 91% ECMAScript 2015 Support

by James Chesters on  Jan 03, 2016

Google has released version 4.9 of the V8 JavaScript engine, bringing it to 91% completion with ECMAScript 2015.

Rust 1.5 Released with Cargo Install

by James Chesters on  Dec 21, 2015

The Rust core team has released 1.5, with around 700 changes including the introduction of cargo install and shrinking the metadata size by 20%.

Angular 2 Beta Released

by David Iffland on  Dec 21, 2015 10

The first beta version of Angular 2 has been released. While there's still a few things to finish up, the beta gives developers a solid ground to start building their apps upon.

Angular Material 1.0 is Here

by Abel Avram on  Dec 18, 2015 1

Angular Material 1.0 has been released.

64-bit Firefox for Windows in Firefox 43

by James Chesters on  Dec 16, 2015

Mozilla has released 64-bit Firefox for Windows, along with many changes for web developers.

ChakraCore Opens Up Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript Engine

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 09, 2015

Microsoft’s JavaScript engine core components will be open-sourced next month, Microsoft announced at JSConf US. ChakraCore will provide a fully-fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine, Microsoft say, that includes everything that is required to parse, interpret, compile and execute JavaScript code without dependencies on Microsoft Edge internals.

Microsoft Bumps TypeScript to Version 1.7

by David Iffland on  Dec 08, 2015 1

Microsoft has released version 1.7 of TypeScript, which enables async/await for ES6 targets and introduces a polymorphic this type.

UI Design: Go Out and Get Data

by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2015

Chris Atherton did the closing keynote of the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference in which she talked about designing software. She suggests that, in stead of relying on professional opinions on how software should look or work, it can be better to go out and get data from real users. InfoQ interviewed her about designing and testing user interfaces.

Security Release for DOS Vulnerability in Node.js

by James Chesters on  Dec 01, 2015

The Node Foundation has announced vulnerabilities in versions of Node.js from v0.12.x through to v5.x "whereby an external attacker can cause a denial of service."

WordPress.com Replaces PHP with JavaScript

by Abel Avram on  Nov 25, 2015 9

WordPress.com has replaced PHP with web technologies and a RESTful back-end API for the administration console.

Redux: An Architectural Style Inspired by Flux

by Abel Avram on  Nov 21, 2015

Redux uses a unidirectional data flow similar to Flux, but it has a single store which is changed by cloning the original store and applying some functions without side effects. There is no Dispatcher.

Nexmo Verify SDK Touts Easy Phone Number-based Authentication

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 17, 2015

Nexmo has announced the availability of its Verify SDK for iOS, Android, and JavaScript, which makes it possible to securely register and authenticate users based on their mobile phone numbers, Nexmo says.

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