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Python 3.6 Brings Better Dictionaries, Improved Async I/O, and More

by on  Dec 09, 2016

Python is approaching its next major milestone, version 3.6. Expected to be released on December 16, Python 3.6 brings many new features, including faster and more compact dictionaries, improved asyncio, a new file system path protocol, and more.

Pinterest's Switch to Universal JavaScript and React

by on  Nov 29, 2016

The story of Pinterest's switch to React is really the story of re-architecting their Django server-side engine to use universal JavaScript for template rendering.

NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by on  Nov 28, 2016

NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.

Realm Releases Object Database for Node.js

by on  Nov 22, 2016

Realm has launched an open source object database for Node.js, allowing mobile developers to create and send pre-populated Realms to clients.

Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by on  Nov 18, 2016

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.

Firefox 50 Extends Benefits of Electrolysis

by on  Nov 16, 2016

Mozilla has released Firefox 50. The latest update increases the benefits to users from multiple content processes, and fixes a dozen high impact security vulnerabilities. Among the improvements in Firefox's latest release is further access to Electrolysis, Mozilla's functionality for rendering and executing web-related content in background processes.

WebAssembly Browser Preview Asks Community for Feedback

by on  Nov 10, 2016

The upcoming WebAssembly technology has reached the browser preview stage where major browser vendors have released a stable and compatible version of the language. They are now asking the community to use it and provide feedback.

PaintCode 3 Now Supports Swift 3 and Android Code Generation

by on  Nov 10, 2016

PaintCode is a design and development tool running on macOS that is capable of generating code from vector drawings. Its latest version, PaintCode 3, brings support for Swift 3, Android, and JavaScript canvas.

VS Code Breaks NPM Registry

by on  Nov 08, 2016 1

Microsoft has launched VS Code 1.7.1, after breaking NPM registry with its 1.7 release. Project manager Wade Anderson said VS Code's Automatic Type Acquisition unintentionally flooded npm with requests for non-existent packages.

NodeJS v7 Upgrades to V8 5.4

by on  Nov 02, 2016

The Node.js Foundation has released Node.js v7, including the updated V8 5.4.

Next.js Offers Simple Universal JavaScript Framework Based on React

by on  Oct 31, 2016

Next.js is a universal JavaScript framework based on React. It has a simple setup and uses extensions to the React component model to provide server-based component rendering with the ability to continue rendering on the client.

Dart News: Angular 2 Dart and Flutter

by on  Oct 28, 2016 2

Angular 2 Dart and Flutter were the most important news mentioned at the recent Dart Developer Summit 2016.

npm 4.0 Deprecates Prepublish Lifecycle Script

by on  Oct 26, 2016

Npm has released version 4.0.0, its first semver major release since the release of npm 3 in 2015. The v4 release brings a bevy of breaking changes, including a rewritten npm search, as well as deprecated prepublish and changed behaviour for npm scripts.

Angular 1.X Usage Banned in Firefox Extensions

by on  Oct 24, 2016

A developer found out the hard way that they had built their Firefox browser extension on banned technology. Angular 1.X has been banned for use in Firefox extensions as long as a security vulnerability exists in the way Angular interacts with the extension and the displayed web page.

Linux Foundation Welcomes JavaScript Community

by on  Oct 20, 2016 1

The Linux Foundation has welcomed the addition of the JavaScript Foundation. The foundation says that it aims "to support a vast array of technologies that complement projects throughout the entire JavaScript ecosystem." jQuery Foundation projects will also be united within the JS Foundation including Lodash, ESLint, Esprima, Grunt, RequireJS, jQuery UI, Globalize, Sizzle, Jed, and Dojo.

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