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Babylon.js 3.3 Improves Particle System and WebVR Support for 3D Games

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 13, 2018

The Babylon.js 3.3 release leverages features from the Microsoft Mixed Reality Toolkit (MRTK) to improve WebVR development and revamps its particle system controls.

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NativeScript 5.0 Brings Better Developer Experience and More Native Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Nov 08, 2018

The latest release of NativeScript includes a number of changes, such as improved support for Vue.js, better developer experience, and more native features. Additionally, NativeScript 5.0 includes the new NativeScript-Schematics, an Angular extension helping developers to build web and mobile versions of an app from a single project.

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UI Development Environment "Storybook 4" Supports Six New View Layers, Including Ember and MarkoJS

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 07, 2018

The Storybook 4.0 release adds support for six new view layers including Ember, MarkoJS, and Svelte, and updates its dependencies to Webpack 4 and Babel 7.

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React Conf 2018 Introduces React Hooks and React 16.7 Alpha

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 01, 2018

The recent React Conf 2018 includes the alpha release of React 16.7, a Hooks proposal for using state and other React features without writing classes, and several promising third-party React packages.

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WorkerDOM Adds DOM Concurrency for JavaScript Programming

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 31, 2018

The big news at this year's JSConf was the introduction of WorkerDOM, a JavaScript library to make the DOM available to Web Workers, allowing developers to leverage multi-core processor architectures to improve web performance.

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Babel 7 Release Improves Support for ES.Next Proposals and TypeScript

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 29, 2018

The Babel 7 release includes many significant changes and improvements including support for TypeScript transpilation and a better approach to managing ES.Next proposals.

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Angular 7 Released with Virtual Scroll, Drag and Drop, CLI Prompts and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 46 Followers on  Oct 25, 2018 1

Google has delivered Angular 7. This version brings Virtual Scroll, Drag and Drop, CLI Prompts, and more.

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TypeScript 3.1 Adds Mappable Tuple and Array Types

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 04, 2018 1

The TypeScript team recently announced version 3.1 of TypeScript, adding mappable tuple and array types and several other refinements.

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Webhint Open Source Linting Tool for Detecting Issues with Accessibility, Performance, and Security

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 27, 2018

The webhint project provides an open source linting tool to check for issues with accessibility, performance, and security. The creation of websites and web apps has an increasing number of details to perfect, and webhint strives to help developers remember these details.

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Ionic Announced Ionic Framework 4 Beta

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018

Ionic recently announced a beta release of version 4 of their framework for building mobile applications. Ionic 4 focuses on improvements to performance and a more framework-agnostic approach by focusing on support for the web components standard.

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TypeScript 3.0 Release Improves Support for Large Projects

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 02, 2018

The TypeScript team recently announced version 3.0 of TypeScript, introducing new techniques for creating and scaling projects, operations on parameter lists, new types to enforce explicit checks, and improvements to the developer user experience in handling errors reported by TypeScript.

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Eich and Crockford on the Future of JavaScript: Insight from the Creators of JavaScript and JSON

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  Jul 27, 2018 2

At the recent FullStack conference in London, JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, and JSON creator and JavaScript: The Good Parts author Douglas Crockford spoke on the future of JavaScript.

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TypeScript 2.9 Release Updates ES.Next Support

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  May 31, 2018

TypeScript 2.9 contains several improvements to the language. Support is now available for ES.Next's import.meta, as well as symbols and numeric literals in keyof and mapped object types.

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Propel Shifts Plans to Leverage TensorFlow.js

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  May 21, 2018

The Propel JavaScript scientific computing and machine learning library has announced a change in the project's direction. Just a few weeks after Propel's initial launch in March 2018, TensorFlow.js announced its release. Propel's initial efforts extended deeplearn.js and the C implementation of TensorFlow. Tensorflow.js is an evolution of deeplearn.js.

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RxJS 6 Release Improves Performance and Modularity

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 10 Followers on  May 16, 2018

The RxJS team has announced their 6.0 release, which improves the project's approach to modularity, streamlines performance, adds a backwards compatibility package to ease upgrades, and supports code migration for TypeScript users.

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