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Switching to GraphQL at Bustle

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 06, 2017

While GraphQL, Facebook's "query language for APIs", is heavily used within Facebook, it's still early days for the specification in the community. InfoQ sat down with Steve Faulkner, director of engineering at Bustle, to talk about GraphQL, how it's used at Bustle, and what teams looking at GraphQL should consider.

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Node.js Foundation Readies Official Developer Certification

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 05, 2017

The Node.js Foundation is putting the finishing touches on their new Node.js Developer Certification, with plans to release it in December.

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NPM Releases New Security Features

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017 1

Today, Npm released new features that should help secure the package registry from attackers. The use of two-factor authentication and authentication token restrictions should help keep packagers more secure.

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CoffeeScript 2 Released, Adding Modern JavaScript Features

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 03, 2017

After a year of intense activity, CoffeeScript has risen from the embers with CoffeeScript 2, updating the language for use in a modern JavaScript community.

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Microsoft Updates AI Services and Tools for Data Scientists and Developers

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft released several updates related to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) services and tools. These updates include the release of the Azure ML Experimentation service, Azure ML Model Management service, Azure ML Workbench and the general availability of Microsoft Cognitive Services.

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Google Open Sources Abseil, a Collection of C++ and Python Utilities

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017 2

Google has made available a number of C++ libraries they use internally for many of their projects. Python ones are to follow soon.

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Facebook Releases React 16

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017

Facebook has released version 16 of React, adding some welcome features and performance improvements. The only difference this time around is that they completely rewrote React.

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Facebook to Relicense React under MIT

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 23, 2017

Facebook has decided to change the React license from BSD+Patents to MIT to make it possible for companies to include React in Apache projects, and to avoid an uncertain relationship with the open source community.

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Fable 1.2 Announced along with First FableConf

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 15, 2017

Three months after its first stable release, community-driven F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.2, just in time for FableConf 2017, the first conference dedicated to web development in F# using Fable.

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Southbank Software Introduces dbKoda, an Open Source Database Development Tool for MongoDB

by Michael Redlich Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017 2

Southbank Software recently released its initial offering of dbKoda version 0.6.0, an open source MongoDB development tool written entirely in JavaScript. Guy Harrison, CTO at Southbank Software spoke to InfoQ about dbKoda.

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Yarn 1.0 Adds Workspaces, Auto-Merge and Selective Version Resolution

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 08, 2017

Almost a year ago we published the news Facebook Open Sources Yarn, a JavaScript Package Manager, introducing Yarn and the motivation behind its creation. The community has moved the project forward, releasing the first major version with workspaces, automatic merging, selective version resolution and many other features and fixes.

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TypeScript 2.5 Released, Adds Language Level Refactoring

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 04, 2017

Microsoft has released TypeScript 2.5. The release is light on new language features, but has some new abilities including basic refactoring built into the language service itself.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2: Smarter, Neater, and Faster

by Matt Raible Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 27, 2017

JetBrains recently released IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2, the quarterly release of its flagship Java IDE. Trisha Gee’s blog post about this release notes that there are many usability enhancements; new classes of warning like if you are creating empty collections or Strings or if a number is out of range on an array. It also has improved analysis around nulls.

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Facebook Refuses to Alter React's Open Source License

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 24, 2017

The Apache Foundation recently announced that Facebook's BSD+Patents open source license was disallowed for inclusion with Apache products. The resulting fallout has caused gnashed teeth and much soul searching for React developers as Facebook refused to reconsider.

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Google's Puppeteer Joins Crowd of Headless Chrome Tools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

Google's new tool, Puppeteer, is a custom-built Node API used to control headless Chrome. It joins a number of existing community tools that solve the very painful problem of working with the Chrome DevTools Protocol. The addition of Google's tool will hopefully result in more options and capabilities for web developers.

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