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Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari against the Spectre Attack

by Charles Humble Follow 559 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Apple has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.

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Visual Studio Code 1.19 Completes 2017 Release Schedule, Team Preps for 2018

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 29, 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.19, capping off a year of monthly releases. The editor has come a long way in the past year with huge gains in features, speed, and popularity. The team is gearing up for a jam-packed release schedule in 2018.

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Brief Analysis of the State of JavaScript 2017 Results

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 21, 2017

In the 2017 edition of the "State of JavaScript", over 28,000 developers responded, supplying the community with a diverse dataset to analyze, and enabling a myriad of discoveries about how JavaScript is being used. JavaScript continues to change at a fever pace with some industry stalwarts stalling while upstarts advance.

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Firefox Quantum Commits to Cross-Browser Extension Architecture

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 1

With the Firefox 57 “Quantum” release, Firefox now only supports extensions based on the WebExtensions API, joining Chrome and Edge in supporting extension development with pure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based on a cross-browser shared extension architecture.

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React Adopts RFC Process

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

Facebook has decided to adopt a new Request for Comments (RFC) process to help guide the design of React and smooth the pathway from idea to implementation. The new process, based on the Rust RFC process, asks developers to submit an RFC before beginning work on a large change to React's codebase.

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.NET WebAssembly Support an Ongoing Experiment

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

WebAssembly now ships on by default in the four major browsers and the .NET community continues to push forward to provide .NET developers the ability to compile their to WebAssembly and run it in the browser.

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WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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Real-Time Collaboration Comes to Atom

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 15, 2017

At QCon San Francisco 2017, GitHub’s Nathan Sobo has unveiled Atom’s new real-time collaboration plugin, Teletype. Teletype aims to make it possible for two developers to code together with the same ease as coding alone.

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Node.js 8.9 Released with Long Term Support

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 13, 2017

Node.js 8.9 has been released, becoming the first 8.x release to enjoy Long Term Support status. It will remain in LTS until December 2019. Node 9 has also been released.

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Facebook Overhauls ReasonML Syntax in Reason 3

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 10, 2017

Reason, Facebook’s attempt to bring OCaml safety and speed to JavaScript developers, reaches version 3, which introduces new syntax and many fixes.

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Angular 5 Comes with Faster Incremental Compilation

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 03, 2017

Google has pushed Angular 5 out, adding build optimizations, incremental compilation, and better support for internationalization, among others.

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TypeScript 2.6 Adds Strict Parameter Contravariance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

Among new features in TypeScript 2.6 are a new flag to enforce strict parameter contravariance and improved tooling.

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Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla Team Up for Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

In a coordinated announcement, three major browser vendors have agreed to consolidate their individual web API reference documentation into Mozilla's MDN and have formed an advisory group to guide future efforts. The groups will start using MDN as a single point of truth for web platform documentation and reference.

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Azure Application Insights for Node.js Hits 1.0

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 21, 2017

At Node.js Interactive North America 2017, Microsoft announced the general availability of the Application Insights for Node.js SDK, closing a big gap in their product offering.

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