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React Alternative Inferno Hits 1.0

by David Iffland on  Jan 10, 2017

React-like JavaScript library, Inferno, has hit version 1.0. It's a small and highly performant library with a similar API and structure as React, but focused on performance. The project hopes to do more in 2017, but its founder has taken a position with the React team at Facebook.

What's Expected from React, Angular, and Vue in 2017

by David Iffland on  Dec 30, 2016 2

JavaScript continues to see tremendous excitement and 2016 was an impressive year. See what's expected from React, Angular, and Vue.js going into 2017.

AFK-MC² Algorithm Speeds up k-Means Clustering Algorithm Seeding

by Alexandre Rodrigues on  Dec 23, 2016

“Fast and Probably Good Seedings for k-Means” by Olivier Bachem et al. was presented on 2016’s Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference and describes AFK-MC2, an alternative method to generate initial seedings for k-Means clustering algorithm that is several orders of magnitude faster than the state of art method k-Means++.

Polymer 2.0 Introduces Breaking Changes But the Migration Has Been Smoothed

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2016

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

CanJS 3.0 Release Breaks Framework into Smaller Modules

by James Chesters on  Dec 20, 2016

Bitovi has released version 3.0 of JavaScript framework CanJS. CEO Justin Meyer said the release "ultimately represents an understanding and embrace of CanJS's identity — adapt or die."

Visual Studio Code 1.8 Adds Hot Exit, Zen Mode, More Debugging Options

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 16, 2016

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 Surveys State of JavaScript Tooling in 2016

by David Iffland on  Dec 15, 2016

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.

Angular 2.3.0 Released; Naming Guidelines Explained

by James Chesters on  Dec 15, 2016 1

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.

The Next Major Version of Angular Will Be 4, Not 3

by Abel Avram on  Dec 14, 2016 2

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.

TypeScript 2.1 Released

by David Iffland on  Dec 12, 2016

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.

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

by Sergio De Simone 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 David Iffland 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 James Chesters 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 James Chesters 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 David Iffland 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.

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