Npm has released Enterprise add-ons, allowing developers to directly integrate third-party tools for the first time
Apple has announced support for WebDriver in Safari 10.0.
Microsoft boasts that users of its Edge web browser see improved battery performance over other browsers. In addition, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Edition will bring even greater battery efficiency improvements in the browser.
Apple has announced that the next version of Safari will block Flash and other legacy plug-ins by default. The browser will trick websites into thinking that Flash isn't available resulting in a user prompt to install Flash.
The jQuery team has unveiled the long-awaited 3.0 release, bringing a new slimmed-down option as well as major new features, improvements, and bug fixes.
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.