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Rust 1.15 Brings Custom Derive

by James Chesters on  Feb 05, 2017

The Rust core team has released the stable version of 1.15, bringing with it the highly anticipated custom derive.

Ionic 2 Brings Performance Improvements and New Native Plugin System

by James Chesters on  Jan 28, 2017

The Ionic team has released version 2.0 of its JavaScript framework, bringing with it new components, features, and tools, including a new native plugin system. Ionic co-founder Max Lynch, describes how Ionic apps benefit from a significantly faster Angular 2, giving them an "inherent performance improvement out of the box."

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais on  Jan 20, 2017

How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.

Webpack 2 Finalized with Focus on Improved Documentation

by David Iffland on  Jan 19, 2017

The final release of webpack 2, the popular JavaScript module and asset bundler, has arrived, bringing with it native support for ES2015 and vastly improved documentation. However, it's too early to tell if the new version will dramatically improve build times and file sizes.

Microsoft Edge Updates Support for WebVR, Makes Flash Click-to-Run

by James Chesters on  Jan 17, 2017

Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.

Opera Introduces Neon, an Experimental Concept Browser

by Charles Humble on  Jan 13, 2017

Opera, the Norwegian browser maker acquired last year by a Chinese investment consortium, has introduced a new experimental browser called Opera Neon.

Atom 1.13 Brings Benchmarks, Project History, and Keystroke Resolver API

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 12, 2017

Version 1.13 of Atom, GitHub’s Electron-based open source text editor, adds a host of new features and improvements for users and developers, including a benchmarking tool, a Reopen Project menu option and API, and a custom keystroke resolver to map Chrome keyboard events to Atom-style keystrokes.

React Alternative Inferno Hits 1.0

by David Iffland on  Jan 10, 2017

React-like JavaScript library, Inferno, has hit version 1.0. It's a small and highly performant library with a similar API and structure as React, but focused on performance. The project hopes to do more in 2017, but its founder has taken a position with the React team at Facebook.

What's Expected from React, Angular, and Vue in 2017

by David Iffland on  Dec 30, 2016 5

JavaScript continues to see tremendous excitement and 2016 was an impressive year. See what's expected from React, Angular, and Vue.js going into 2017.

Polymer 2.0 Introduces Breaking Changes But the Migration Has Been Smoothed

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2016

Polymer 2.0 replaces Custom Elements API v0 with v1, deprecates Polymer.dom, uses Shadow DOM instead, but the migration path is not so steep as these changes suggest because they have introduced a compatibility layer that enables code created with Polymer 1.7+ to run under 2.0

CanJS 3.0 Release Breaks Framework into Smaller Modules

by James Chesters on  Dec 20, 2016

Bitovi has released version 3.0 of JavaScript framework CanJS. CEO Justin Meyer said the release "ultimately represents an understanding and embrace of CanJS's identity — adapt or die."

Visual Studio Code 1.8 Adds Hot Exit, Zen Mode, More Debugging Options

by Sergio De Simone on  Dec 16, 2016

The newly released Visual Studio 1.8 brings many improvements and new features, including Hot Exit to prevent losing any edits, Zen Mode to make focusing on code easier, new debugging features, more accessible settings, etc.

Ashley Nolan Surveys State of JavaScript Tooling in 2016

by David Iffland on  Dec 15, 2016

Ashley Nolan asked 4,715 front-end developers about the tools they use in 2016. While many developers continue to use jQuery, React and Webpack are beginning to dominate the ecosystem.

Angular 2.3.0 Released; Naming Guidelines Explained

by James Chesters on  Dec 15, 2016 1

Google has announced the release of Angular 2.3, including the first version of the Angular Language Service, and explained the naming conventions for Angular 4 onwards.

The Next Major Version of Angular Will Be 4, Not 3

by Abel Avram on  Dec 14, 2016 5

Igor Minar, Angular Team Lead at Google, keynoted on Angular at NG-BE 2016 which took place in Belgium last week. Minar presented the release schedule adopted for future versions of Angular and introduced the following major version which will be Angular 4.

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