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With Firefox Version 58, WebAssembly Gets 10X Faster

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018 1

With Firefox 58, Mozilla is shipping a 2-tiered compilation system for WebAssembly that they claim allows them to parse and compile WASM code at 30-60 MB/s, or as fast as it comes in over the wire. Benchmarks indicate around a 10X speedup from previous versions of Firefox, and over 10X faster than Chrome.

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Bootstrap 4 Released, But It May Be Unnecessary

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 22, 2018 7

After three years in development, the front-end framework Bootstrap 4 has been released. But it emerges into a world with a dramatically different web than existed when Mark Otto made the first commit, leading some developers to question if it's even necessary.

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Universal Vue.js Application Framework Nuxt.js Reaches 1.0

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Nuxt.js, an open source framework for creating universal Vue.js applications, just reached their 1.0 release. Nuxt.js claims to make it simple and fast to create a Vue.js application that can be run as a server side rendered application, as a single page application, or a statically generated website.

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The Brief Lifespan of a JavaScript Framework

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 16, 2018

The lifecycle of a JavaScript framework is extraordinarily limited, according to a new analysis by Stack Overflow. But the data may also show how the lifespan of a major framework differs from those that satisfy a specific niche.

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Last Npm Incident Uncovers Security Vulnerability

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 15, 2018

Last week, the npm registry had an operations incident that caused a number of highly depended on packages, such as require-from-string, to become unavailable. While the incident was relatively straightforward to solve, it uncovered a major security vulnerability that could have been exploited to inject malicious code in projects using npm.

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Redpoint Games Launch NPM Package Signing Tool

by Andrew Morgan Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Redpoint has launched pkgsign, a package signing and verification tool for NPM. It aims to improve security by helping ensure the authenticity of packages which are uploaded and downloaded from the NPM registry.

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Parcel.js Launch Brings a Zero-Configuration Option to JavaScript Module Bundling

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 10, 2018

Parcel.js is a new open source JavaScript Module Bundler that launched on December 5th. Parcel’s launch announcement touted speed and zero configuration as differentiators from existing module bundlers like webpack, browserify, and rollup, and claiming up to a 10X speedup over webpack when using its built-in caching.

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Apple Releases New Security Updates to Protect Safari against the Spectre Attack

by Charles Humble Follow 559 Followers on  Jan 08, 2018

Apple has released a trio of security updates aimed at protecting Safari and WebKit against the Spectre attack.

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Visual Studio Code 1.19 Completes 2017 Release Schedule, Team Preps for 2018

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 29, 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.19, capping off a year of monthly releases. The editor has come a long way in the past year with huge gains in features, speed, and popularity. The team is gearing up for a jam-packed release schedule in 2018.

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Brief Analysis of the State of JavaScript 2017 Results

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 21, 2017

In the 2017 edition of the "State of JavaScript", over 28,000 developers responded, supplying the community with a diverse dataset to analyze, and enabling a myriad of discoveries about how JavaScript is being used. JavaScript continues to change at a fever pace with some industry stalwarts stalling while upstarts advance.

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Firefox Quantum Commits to Cross-Browser Extension Architecture

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 1

With the Firefox 57 “Quantum” release, Firefox now only supports extensions based on the WebExtensions API, joining Chrome and Edge in supporting extension development with pure HTML, CSS, and JavaScript based on a cross-browser shared extension architecture.

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React Adopts RFC Process

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

Facebook has decided to adopt a new Request for Comments (RFC) process to help guide the design of React and smooth the pathway from idea to implementation. The new process, based on the Rust RFC process, asks developers to submit an RFC before beginning work on a large change to React's codebase.

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.NET WebAssembly Support an Ongoing Experiment

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

WebAssembly now ships on by default in the four major browsers and the .NET community continues to push forward to provide .NET developers the ability to compile their to WebAssembly and run it in the browser.

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WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

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Kotlin 1.2 Introduces Multi-Platform Projects

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The latest version of Kotlin makes it possible to share code for the JVM and the JavaScript platform using multi-platform projects. Additionally, it includes a number of language and library improvements, and better compiler performance.

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