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Microsoft Edge Extension Toolkit Aims to Bring Chrome Extensions to Edge

by on  Aug 13, 2016

A new tool for Windows 10 from Microsoft, the Edge Extension Toolkit, aims to make it easier to convert Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge extensions.

Aurelia JavaScript Framework Hits 1.0, Looks to the Future

by on  Aug 11, 2016 3

The JavaScript framework Aurelia has reached its 1.0 release and has emerged as an alternative to the Angular vs. React debate. Its goal is to provide a standards-based, modular framework with minimal boilerplate and ceremony.

Microsoft Edge Get Extensions, Better JavaScript in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

by on  Aug 04, 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes the latest version of Microsoft's Edge web browser. The newest version supports extensions and Windows Hello, and includes a number of HTML5 and JavaScript features.

Meteor 1.4 Release Updates Node and MongoDB

by on  Aug 02, 2016

Version 1.4 of Meteor has been released, with major updates to Node and MongoDB. Zoltan Olah, Meteor's director of customer success, said the release "focuses on long term stability for the platform, continues our work to align Meteor with the wider JavaScript ecosystem, and positions us to work closer with the community than ever before."

ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

Facebook Launches Tool to Easily Create React Apps

by on  Jul 27, 2016

Facebook has released a new tool, Create React App, that hopes to minimize the pain developers experience when getting started with a new React project. The command line tool creates all the necessary pieces for a simple React app, it's build process and dependencies.

Audio Library Howler.js Has 2.0 Release to Make Some Noise about

by on  Jul 26, 2016

The JavaScript audio library Howler.js has been upgraded to version 2.0, with an update including "a long list of additions and improvements." Author James Simpson said it represents a "full rewrite" of Howler and is now 100% compatible across HTML5 Audio and Web Audio. Howler.js is used by companies including Google, Disney, Lego and Mozilla, as well as NASA.

Angular 2 Split, Dart Codebase Separated

by on  Jul 22, 2016 4

Since its inception, the Angular 2 project has compiled TypeScript down to both JavaScript and Dart. With the final release on the horizon, the Dart portion has been spun off into its own codebase with its own team.

deepstreamHub Launches deepstream.io, an Open Source Real-Time Server

by on  Jul 21, 2016

German start-up deepstreamHub has launched deepstream.io, an open source, scalable, real-time server platform. The platform is designed for applications that require a network of device-resident nodes that communicate with cloud applications or with one another. Individual nodes can subscribe to topics and receive data whenever other clients publish to those topics. Nodes can also...

JetBrains Ships WebStorm 2016.2, Adds More TypeScript and React Support

by on  Jul 15, 2016

JetBrains has released WebStorm 2016.2, their second major update for the IDE this year. New in this version is support for TypeScript 2.0, enhanced React support, and integration with the new Angular CLI tool.

TypeScript 2.0 Beta Brings Option Types, Discriminated Unions, and More

by on  Jul 13, 2016

Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript at Microsoft, has announced the beta release of TypeScript 2.0, which brings a wealth of new features to the language including non-nullable types, control flow analysis for types and discriminated unions.

LokiJS 1.4 Release Brings Performance Improvement, NativeScript Adapter

by on  Jul 12, 2016

Version 1.4 or LokiJS, the in-memory database that prioritises performance, has been released, bringing a NativeScript adapter.

npm Releases Enterprise Add-ons for Security, Licensing

by on  Jul 06, 2016

Npm has released Enterprise add-ons, allowing developers to directly integrate third-party tools for the first time

D3 JavaScript Visualization Library Hits 4.0

by on  Jun 29, 2016

The JavaScript visualization library D3.js has undergone a major rewrite and is now at version 4.0. The new version offers plenty of new features and bug fixes, but the biggest change is its modularity. Instead of being a single monolith, v4 is now available in discrete modules.

Orion 12 Brings Full Support for ECMAScript 2015

by on  Jun 28, 2016

The Eclipse Orion project team has released version 12, bringing full support for the ECMAScript 2015 Language Specification. Mike Rennie, Orion contributor, says the release continues to emphasise Orion's JavaScript tooling, and that along with support for ECMAScript 2015, the release includes improved project configuration capabilities, and support for eslintrc.* files.

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