Fog Creek Software has released a new web-based tool to create a new web app, live on the internet, without any of the chores normally associated with creating a new app. Called HyperDev, it allows for collaborative front- and back-end development using Node.js.
Version 1.9 beta of GitHub’s Atom text editor has been announced, along with Atom 1.8. Atom 1.9 beta sports a completed redesign of its buffer display layers, drag and drop layout management for tabs, and an upgraded Electron.
Google has launched Chrome 51, bringing with it intersection observers, passive event listeners and the credential management APIs -- as well as many security fixes.
Writing macros to automate tasks was a popular feature in older versions of Visual Studio. Since Visual Studio 2012, macros have not been available but now a new extension promises to provide macros to users of Visual Studio 2013 & 2015.
IndieGogo startup Jibo has announced an SDK for developing applications, a.k.a. skills, for its “social robot” for the home, which will target entertainment, education, and IoT integration.
WebKit, V8, and Microsoft Edge have each gotten a little closer to supporting the full ES2015 (ES6) spec and beyond. WebKit was the first browser engine to reach 100% on the Kangax Compatibility Table while V8 and Edge each added more features to their implementations.
Google have revealed plans to sideline Flash in their Chrome browser. In the draft proposal "HTML5 by Default" Chrome's technical program manager says "Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience."
The Angular Command Line Interface (CLI) provides a number of useful commands to help Angular 2 developers quickly spin up an app. At ng-conf 2016 Mike Brocchi walked developers through the basic features of the tool and showed off some advanced routing setup.
A new part of Angular 2, the Angular Mobile Toolkit, brings together tools and techniques to help developers make their web apps feel more native. In a session at ng-conf 2016, Jeff Cross and Alex Rickabaugh showed how to use three of these techniques to build a "progress web app".
NativeScript 2.0 has been released, integrating with AngularJS 2.0 to allow developers to write native mobile applications for iOS and Android. The release brings developers "an unprecedented code reuse story between [their] web and native mobile app," Valio Stoychev says.
The day 2 keynote at ng-conf 2016 provided a deep dive into the new offline compiler and showcased some of the directions Angular 2 is moving towards in the future.
At the 2016 ng-conf, Jeff Whelpley and Patrick Stapleton showed off Angular Universal, the ability to render an Angular app on the server. Often, there are a few patterns that Angular Universal projects run into. Whelpley and Stapleton show off how to deal with three of those patterns.
At the 2016 ng-conf, Brad Green and Jules Kremer took the Keynote stage to show off a little bit of the new Angular 2 Release Candidate and showcase some of the new features and community efforts.
The team behind Vue.js has released v2.0, in what is described as a "full rewrite" of the framework. Vue creator Evan You describes Vue as the framework as consisting of "a core view layer and accompanying tools and supporting libraries," and says that the 2.0 release makes it even leaner and faster.