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State of Elm 2017 Survey Results Are In

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 14, 2017 1

The 2017 State of Elm Survey results are in and the data shows that the language and community are growing at a healthy clip. However, the language is probably still too new for many enterprises to rely on.

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Node.js 2017 User Survey Results in the Enterprise

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 28, 2017

The Node.js 2017 User Survey results are in and they show a growing interest in Node from enterprise customers. The Node.js Foundation says that the increase in enterprise customers on the Long Term Support versions shows their LTS strategy is working.

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Babylon.js 3.0 Released, Supports WebGL 2

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 20, 2017

Babylon.js, Microsoft's native JavaScript-based 3D game engine, has reached version 3. The new version supports WebGL 2 and includes a rewritten component for handling physical based rendering (PBR). In addition, developers can use the playground, an in-browser editor, and Spector, a WebGL debugger.

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Angular 4.3 Brings New HttpClient and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 19, 2017

Angular 4.3, the last 4.x release before Angular 5, is a drop-in replacement for previous versions and includes a number of new features, including a new HttpClient module, new router life cycle events, and more.

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Q&A with Kyle Mathews, Creator of React-Based Static Site Generator Gatsby

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

The React-based static site generator, Gatsby, has reached version 1.0. In this interview, founder Kyle Mathews discusses the project's motivations, and how it's going to move forward.

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Microsoft Releases TypeScript 2.4

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

Microsoft has released version 2.4 of TypeScript. This version adds support for dynamic imports -- an ECMAScript 2018 feature -- and string-based enums.

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Mozilla Retools MDN to Improve Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 20, 2017

Mozilla has announced their plans to retool MDN, renaming it MDN Web Docs, separating it from the product documentation. Among developers, MDN is known as as one of the go-to places for high quality documentation. Mozilla wants to "solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs".

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Safari 11 Adds Missing Features, Improves Privacy by Default

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 12, 2017

Apple has taken the wraps off Safari 11, the newest version of their web browser. Available on iOS and MacOS, the browser now includes WebRTC and WebAssembly. Also included is a new tracking blocker that purports to reduce the ability for third-parties to track users as they move around the web.

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WebKit Now Has Full Support for WebAssembly

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 10, 2017

Apple Safari has full support for WebAssembly including preparation for future integration with ECMAScript Modules and threads.

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Node.js 8.0 Released, New LTS Version Later This Year

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 02, 2017 1

Node.js 8.0 has been released, setting up the future Long Term Support (LTS) version for late 2017 and 2018. This new version contains a number of new features as well. Once 8.X LTS releases later this year, it will be the first LTS release that contains async/await.

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Zero Runtime Exceptions in Production with Elm

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 31, 2017

At QCon London 2017, Richard Feldman, software engineer at noredink and author of “Elm in Action” from Manning, explained how their decision to switch to Elm led to a 100,000 LOC system running in production with zero runtime exceptions since 2015. Here, we provide a brief summary of Feldman’s key points.

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Google Is to Remove Support for PNaCl

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 31, 2017

After de-staffing the PNaCL/NaCl team last year and adding default support for WebAssembly in Chrome in March of this year, Google has officially announced the retirement of PNaCl in favor of WebAssembly.

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Npm 5.0 Boosts Common Sense Performance

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 30, 2017

Npm 5.0 is a highly anticipated release that has been years in coming. The new version of the JavaScript package manager has a completely rewritten cache and has performance that is more in-line with its most direct competitor.

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Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

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Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Shoutem has recently launched its new React Native-based app builder, which is being presented to developers as the WordPress for mobile apps. InfoQ has spoken with Shoutem's VP of marketing, Robert Sekulić.

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