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Ember 3.0 and beyond, with Co-Creator Tom Dale

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 29, 2018

Tom Dale, co-creator of Ember and senior staff software engineer at LinkedIn, recently talked with InfoQ about the recent Ember 3.0 release, the direction of the Ember project, alignment with modern web standards, and Ember’s initial experiments with Rust and Web Assembly.

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#smooshgate and the Challenges of Web Compatibility

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018 1

The broader JavaScript community responded vocally when Michael Ficarra, the author of the Array.prototype.flatten TC39 proposal, jokingly suggested renaming flatten as smoosh in response to a bug report that the new feature breaks old websites in nightly versions of Firefox.

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Ionic Announces Capacitor 1.0.0 Alpha for Creating Web, Hybrid, and Native Apps

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

The Ionic team has announced the first alpha release of Capacitor, a new approach for building web, hybrid, and native apps on mobile and desktop platforms with JavaScript.

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Propel: Scientific and ML Computing JavaScript Library from Node.js Founder

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018

Propel is a new JavaScript scientific computing library leveraging GPU hardware for computations to support machine learning and other scientific computing in JavaScript.

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Webpack 4.0 Release Brings Simplified Configuration, WebAssembly Support, and Big Performance Boost

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

Webpack, the most popular JavaScript module bundler, released version 4.0 on Sunday, February 25. The version contains a complete rewrite of the plugin system, new first class module types including support for WebAssembly, simplified configuration options, and much more. The update also comes with big performance improvements, with reports of anywhere from 60% to 98% reduction in build time.

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Ember.js Releases Version 3.0

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

Ember’s major releases contain no new functionality, and 3.0 is no different. The main benefit of the Ember 3.0 release is the removal of previously deprecated features, clearing the path for new functionality and performance improvements.

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Basecamp Releases Stimulus 1.0 JavaScript Framework

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 14, 2018

Basecamp's new Stimulus 1.0 targets a modern take on HTML pages augmented with light amounts of JavaScript, rather than the creation of full-featured JavaScript applications. Basecamp calls it “a modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have.”

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Blazor Now an Official Microsoft .NET and WebAssembly Project

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 12, 2018

Microsoft has taken another step towards .NET running in the browser by adopting Blazor from its creator Steve Sanderson. By doing so, Microsoft adds another piece to their WebAssembly/.NET stack, giving .NET developers a higher order abstraction to build browser-based apps with.

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Universal React Framework Next.js Releases Version 5.0

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

Next.js, an open source toolkit for universal React.js applications, has reached version 5.0. This release improves configurability of Next.js applications, adding better server-side webpack support and a plugin system for modular configuration. It also adds first-class TypeScript support, better support for React alt-libs like Preact, and a multi-application composition feature called Zones.

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Roadmap for AngularJS and Angular

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

AngularJS will have one more major release then it will enter a three-years period of LTS, while Angular continues the cycle of a major release every six months.

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TC39 Finalizes Feature Set for ECMAScript 2018

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TC39 finalized the feature set for ES2018, the latest revision to the ECMAScript Language Specification, in their 23-25 January meeting. This update adds new features like asynchronous iterators and rest/spread operators for object destructuring and object literals, substantial updates to regular expressions, and additional updates to promises and template literals.

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TypeScript 2.7 Now Available

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 01, 2018

TypeScript 2.7 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. Some of the highlights include support for assignment checks on class properties, fixed length tuples, and improved type inference for object literals. Overall the changes in this release make improvements to the type system, ES2015+ features, and the overall TypeScript developer experience.

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jQuery 3.3.1 out, Team Preps for 4.0

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

jQuery 3.3.1 has been released, which includes a new feature and several deprecations. The deprecations are in preparation for jQuery 4.0. While there isn't much new information on jQuery 4.0, it will include a complete rewrite.

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Google Releases Puppeteer 1.0

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 27, 2018 1

Puppeteer 1.0 has been released and includes dozens of improvements, including measurement of JavaScript heap and page performance, and code coverage information for JavaScript and CSS.

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With Firefox Version 58, WebAssembly Gets 10X Faster

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018 1

With Firefox 58, Mozilla is shipping a 2-tiered compilation system for WebAssembly that they claim allows them to parse and compile WASM code at 30-60 MB/s, or as fast as it comes in over the wire. Benchmarks indicate around a 10X speedup from previous versions of Firefox, and over 10X faster than Chrome.

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