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Audio Library Howler.js Has 2.0 Release to Make Some Noise about

by James Chesters on  Jul 26, 2016

The JavaScript audio library Howler.js has been upgraded to version 2.0, with an update including "a long list of additions and improvements." Author James Simpson said it represents a "full rewrite" of Howler and is now 100% compatible across HTML5 Audio and Web Audio. Howler.js is used by companies including Google, Disney, Lego and Mozilla, as well as NASA.

Angular 2 Split, Dart Codebase Separated

by David Iffland on  Jul 22, 2016 4

Since its inception, the Angular 2 project has compiled TypeScript down to both JavaScript and Dart. With the final release on the horizon, the Dart portion has been spun off into its own codebase with its own team.

deepstreamHub Launches deepstream.io, an Open Source Real-Time Server

by Kevin Farnham on  Jul 21, 2016

German start-up deepstreamHub has launched deepstream.io, an open source, scalable, real-time server platform. The platform is designed for applications that require a network of device-resident nodes that communicate with cloud applications or with one another. Individual nodes can subscribe to topics and receive data whenever other clients publish to those topics. Nodes can also...

Java EE Vendors and the London JUG Announce New MicroProfile

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jul 15, 2016

During the last DevNation Conference, Red Hat, IBM, Tomitribe, Payara, and the London Java Community announced the creation of the MicroProfile, a new initiative to try and leverage Java EE technologies to create a vendor-neutral microservices framework. The goal is to have a first public version by September 2016, allowing developers to create portable microservices in Java more easily.

JetBrains Ships WebStorm 2016.2, Adds More TypeScript and React Support

by David Iffland on  Jul 15, 2016

JetBrains has released WebStorm 2016.2, their second major update for the IDE this year. New in this version is support for TypeScript 2.0, enhanced React support, and integration with the new Angular CLI tool.

TypeScript 2.0 Beta Brings Option Types, Discriminated Unions, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 13, 2016

Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript at Microsoft, has announced the beta release of TypeScript 2.0, which brings a wealth of new features to the language including non-nullable types, control flow analysis for types and discriminated unions.

LokiJS 1.4 Release Brings Performance Improvement, NativeScript Adapter

by James Chesters on  Jul 12, 2016

Version 1.4 or LokiJS, the in-memory database that prioritises performance, has been released, bringing a NativeScript adapter.

Mozilla's Servo Browser Now Available Nightly

by David Iffland on  Jul 07, 2016

The Servo browser, built from scratch by Mozilla Research, has matured to the point where nightly builds are available for download. The group hopes to broaden the browser's reach so that they can quickly improve its web compatibility and performance.

npm Releases Enterprise Add-ons for Security, Licensing

by James Chesters on  Jul 06, 2016

Npm has released Enterprise add-ons, allowing developers to directly integrate third-party tools for the first time

D3 JavaScript Visualization Library Hits 4.0

by David Iffland on  Jun 29, 2016

The JavaScript visualization library D3.js has undergone a major rewrite and is now at version 4.0. The new version offers plenty of new features and bug fixes, but the biggest change is its modularity. Instead of being a single monolith, v4 is now available in discrete modules.

Orion 12 Brings Full Support for ECMAScript 2015

by James Chesters on  Jun 28, 2016

The Eclipse Orion project team has released version 12, bringing full support for the ECMAScript 2015 Language Specification. Mike Rennie, Orion contributor, says the release continues to emphasise Orion's JavaScript tooling, and that along with support for ECMAScript 2015, the release includes improved project configuration capabilities, and support for eslintrc.* files.

Safari 10 Ships WebDriver

by James Chesters on  Jun 23, 2016

Apple has announced support for WebDriver in Safari 10.0.

Microsoft Boasts Power Efficiency of Edge

by David Iffland on  Jun 21, 2016

Microsoft boasts that users of its Edge web browser see improved battery performance over other browsers. In addition, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Edition will bring even greater battery efficiency improvements in the browser.

Apple's Safari 10 Pretends Flash Doesn't Exist

by David Iffland on  Jun 16, 2016

Apple has announced that the next version of Safari will block Flash and other legacy plug-ins by default. The browser will trick websites into thinking that Flash isn't available resulting in a user prompt to install Flash.

Long-awaited jQuery 3.0 Brings Slim Build

by James Chesters on  Jun 15, 2016

The jQuery team has unveiled the long-awaited 3.0 release, bringing a new slimmed-down option as well as major new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

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