Version 1.13 of Atom, GitHub’s Electron-based open source text editor, adds a host of new features and improvements for users and developers, including a benchmarking tool, a Reopen Project menu option and API, and a custom keystroke resolver to map Chrome keyboard events to Atom-style keystrokes.
Polymer 2.0 replaces Custom Elements API v0 with v1, deprecates Polymer.dom, uses Shadow DOM instead, but the migration path is not so steep as these changes suggest because they have introduced a compatibility layer that enables code created with Polymer 1.7+ to run under 2.0
The newly released Visual Studio 1.8 brings many improvements and new features, including Hot Exit to prevent losing any edits, Zen Mode to make focusing on code easier, new debugging features, more accessible settings, etc.
Ashley Nolan asked 4,715 front-end developers about the tools they use in 2016. While many developers continue to use jQuery, React and Webpack are beginning to dominate the ecosystem.
Google has announced the release of Angular 2.3, including the first version of the Angular Language Service, and explained the naming conventions for Angular 4 onwards.
Igor Minar, Angular Team Lead at Google, keynoted on Angular at NG-BE 2016 which took place in Belgium last week. Minar presented the release schedule adopted for future versions of Angular and introduced the following major version which will be Angular 4.
Microsoft has released version 2.1 of TypeScript, bringing a slew of productivity improvements and adding much needed functionality to code emitted for today's web browsers.
NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.
Realm has launched an open source object database for Node.js, allowing mobile developers to create and send pre-populated Realms to clients.
Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.
Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.