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Package Containing Malicious Backdoor Makes its Way into NPM

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 06, 2018

The NPM security team removed a package masquerading as a cookie parser that actually contained a malicious backdoor, along with three other packages depending on it. The backdoor allowed attackers to inject arbitrary code into a running server and execute it.

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Babylon.js 3.2 Release Improves 3D Rendering

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  May 03, 2018

The Babylon.js team has announced their 3.2 release which leverages additional WebGL 2.0 features to improve its 3D rendering, further embraces modern JavaScript and TypeScript patterns, and adds more animation options and special effects.

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JS Foundation Announces Dojo 2.0 Release

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 02, 2018

On May 2, 2018 the Dojo team released version 2 of Dojo, a JavaScript toolkit. This complete rewrite of Dojo focuses on what's needed for a modern enterprise application. Dojo 2 is built with TypeScript and embraces a component-based architecture and virtual DOM. It includes a range of tooling improvements, including a CLI, integrated testing and utilities for connecting Dojo to popular standards.

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Oracle Releases GraalVM 1.0, a Polyglot Virtual Machine and Platform

by Ben Evans Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 27, 2018

Oracle has announced the 1.0 release of GraalVM, a polyglot virtual machine and platform. The initial release includes the capability to run Java and JVM languages (via bytecode) as well as full support for JavaScript and Node.JS, with beta support for Ruby, Python and R code.

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Node.js 10.0 and npm 6 Released with Emphasis on Security

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 26, 2018

On April 24 the Node.js project released version 10.0.0 of Node.js and npm, Inc released version 6.0 of npm. Both releases emphasized security improvements, with Node.js updating to OpenSSL version 1.1.0 and npm including new security-focused features such as the automatic alerting of insecure dependencies. The Node.js release also included a new native programming API and stable HTTP2 support.

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Progress Announces NativeScript 4 Release

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 26, 2018

The NativeScript 4.0 release primarily removes limitations and improves flexibility in working with NativeScript, adding flexibility to UI Views, refined templates for creating applications, and additional utilities to streamline native application development.

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Session from Day 2 of VueConf.US

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 25, 2018 1

The first ever VueConf.US took place March 26-28 in New Orleans, bringing together the VueJS Core team and hundreds of Vue developers from around the world. March 28 sessions included advanced Vue Patterns, Design Systems with Vue, using TypeScript with Vue, comparisons between Vue and React, Server Side Rendering with Vue, Vue Storybook, and rapid prototyping with Vue Single File Components.

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TSDoc: A TypeScript Source Code Documentation Format

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 19, 2018

TSDoc proposes a new format for documenting TypeScript source code. Existing TypeScript API documentation parsers accept a syntax based on JSDoc, but the extensions to JSDoc are inconsistent across implementations.

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Tensorflow with Javascript Brings Deep Learning to the Browser

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 18, 2018

Google launched Tensorflow.js, a Javascript implementation of its open-source Tensorflow deep-learning framework during the recent TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018. Tensorflow.js enables training models directly in the browser by leveraging the WebGL JavaScript API for faster computations.

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WebAssembly Studio: An Online WASM IDE Tool from Mozilla

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 13, 2018

WebAssembly Studio is an online tool developed by Mozilla and used to compile C/C++ and Rust code into WASM.

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D3 Announces 5.0 Release of SVG, Canvas, and HTML Library for Manipulating Data

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 12, 2018

The D3 team has announced their 5.0 release, which embraces several newer asynchronous patterns such as promises and fetch, and updates key visualization APIs.

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Safari 11.1 in iOS 11.3 Enables Payment Request API

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 10, 2018

In the 11.3 version of iOS, released Thursday, March 29, Apple included version 11.1 of Safari which enables the Payment Request API. This allows web developers to allow users to make payments with saved credit cards and mobile wallets, streamlining payment and checkout flows. With Android already supporting it, the Payment Request API is now available for 98% of the US and UK mobile markets.

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TypeScript 2.8 Release Includes Conditional Types

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

TypeScript 2.8 has been released with several major features and bug fixes. The most significant addition is conditional types, a new construct that allows engineers to choose types based on other types.

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Afternoon Sessions from Day 1 of VueConf.US

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 04, 2018

The first ever VueConf.US took place March 26-28 in New Orleans, bringing together the VueJS Core team and hundreds of Vue developers from around the world. Afternoon sessions covered integrations between Vue.js and popular tooling such as serverless functions and rxjs, building native applications with vuejs-nativescript, and closed with a wide-ranging panel discussion.

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Q&A with Gregg Pollack on Vue.js at VueConf.US

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 03, 2018

InfoQ took the chance to ask Gregg Pollack from VueMastery about Vue.js internals, his view of the Vue.js community, the best ways to learn Vue, and more of the reasons for Vue’s success.

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