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Long Term Support for Angular Announced at ng-conf 2017

by David Iffland on  Apr 07, 2017

During the 2017 ng-conf keynote, Igor Minar and Steven Fluin took the time to showcase the softer side of Angular. With all major technical topics in the rearview mirror, the focus was on the community and how Angular will evolve over time. Long Term Support for Angular v4 was announced.

Next.js 2.0 Keeps It Simple, Adds Needed Features

by David Iffland on  Mar 31, 2017

Zeit has released version 2.0 of their Next.js universal React framework. The new version maintains the simplicity offered in version 1, but adds necessary features common to many modern applications. In addition, they've created a new way of writing CSS for React components that lets developers return to writing standard CSS.

Angular 4.0 Released with a Focus on Shrinking App Size

by David Iffland on  Mar 28, 2017

Google released version 4.0 of their popular Angular JavaScript framework, focusing on shrinking the size of the generated code and keeping the framework on a streamlined release schedule.

Fable 1.0 Beta Brings Better Tooling Integration, New Project Format, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 27, 2017

F# to JavaScript compiler Fable has reached version 1.0 beta, bringing tooling improvements, a streamlined project format, and better code generation. InfoQ has spoken with Fable creator Alfonso García-Caro.

WebStorm 2017.1 Adds Vue.js Support

by David Iffland on  Mar 21, 2017

WebStorm 2017.1 keeps the IDE topped off with the latest JavaScript features including support for Vue.js, Jest, Angular Language Service, StandardJS and emojis.

Study Shows the Web is Crowded with Outdated, Vulnerable JavaScript Libraries

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 13, 2017

A recent study has found that 37% of Alexa top 75K websites has at least one vulnerability and almost 10% at least two. Maybe even more shockingly, 26% of Alexa top 500 websites use vulnerable libraries.

Browser Vendors Start Shipping WebAssembly by Default

by David Iffland on  Mar 10, 2017

The browser vendors working on WebAssembly have reached a "consensus" on an initial implementation set, allowing browsers to ship it on by default. While this is an important milestone, the initial implementation won't immediately result in significant uptake by developers as important features such as DOM integration and garbage collection are not yet part of the spec.

Kotlin 1.1 Adds Coroutines, Type Aliases, Improved JavaScript Support

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 09, 2017

Kotlin new version introduces a number of new language features – most notably coroutines – and improved support for its JavaScript target, writes Kotlin marketing manager Roman Belov.

TypeScript 2.2 Release Gives JavaScript Developers More of What They Expect

by David Iffland on  Mar 03, 2017 1

Version 2.2 of Microsoft's TypeScript offers JavaScript developers more of what they are accustomed to; it offers creature comforts to help eliminate simple mistakes and provides more options for eliminating unnecessary typing errors.

Node 7.6 Brings Default Async/Await Support

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 27, 2017

Node.js 7.6 has shipped with official support for async/await enabled by default and better performance on low-memory devices.

Microsoft Makes it Easy to Create JavaScript Web Apps with New Tool

by David Iffland on  Feb 24, 2017 2

Microsoft's new dotnet new tool provides JavaScript developers an easy way to spin up Single Page Applications using ASP.NET and Node.js.

Apple Proposes a New 3D Graphics Standard Called WebGPU

by Abel Avram on  Feb 17, 2017

Apple has proposed a new GPU API for the browser, called WebGPU. Google has another solution called NXT in the development.

Twitter's React-Based Mobile Web Stack Rivals Native Performance

by David Iffland on  Feb 17, 2017

Twitter recently switched all of their mobile web traffic over to their new web stack, running Node.js on the back end, and a React-based Progressive Web App in the browser. The ability for this technology set to handle large traffic and data proves the capabilities of the chosen stack.

TypeScript 2.2 Adds New Object Type, Better Mixin Support, and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 10, 2017

Scheduled to be released sometime in February, TypeScript 2.2 has reached RC status. Besides a new JSX emit mode for React Native, it also includes a new object type to represent non-native types, better support for mixins and composable classes, and more.

Visual Studio Code 1.9 Extends Tasks, Improves Markdown Support and Terminal Performance

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 08, 2017

Following its monthly release cycle, Microsoft Visual Studio Code has reached version 1.9, which includes support for multiple-command tasks, synchronized markdown preview, faster terminal, and more.

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