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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 2

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.

TypeScript 2.1 Released

by David Iffland on  Dec 12, 2016

Microsoft has released version 2.1 of TypeScript, bringing a slew of productivity improvements and adding much needed functionality to code emitted for today's web browsers.

Pinterest's Switch to Universal JavaScript and React

by David Iffland on  Nov 29, 2016

The story of Pinterest's switch to React is really the story of re-architecting their Django server-side engine to use universal JavaScript for template rendering.

NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by James Chesters on  Nov 28, 2016

NativeScript 2.4 has been released with support for the Web Workers specification, along with Angular 2.2, Node 6, ES6, and ES7.

Realm Releases Object Database for Node.js

by James Chesters on  Nov 22, 2016

Realm has launched an open source object database for Node.js, allowing mobile developers to create and send pre-populated Realms to clients.

Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

Firefox 50 Extends Benefits of Electrolysis

by James Chesters on  Nov 16, 2016

Mozilla has released Firefox 50. The latest update increases the benefits to users from multiple content processes, and fixes a dozen high impact security vulnerabilities. Among the improvements in Firefox's latest release is further access to Electrolysis, Mozilla's functionality for rendering and executing web-related content in background processes.

WebAssembly Browser Preview Asks Community for Feedback

by David Iffland on  Nov 10, 2016

The upcoming WebAssembly technology has reached the browser preview stage where major browser vendors have released a stable and compatible version of the language. They are now asking the community to use it and provide feedback.

PaintCode 3 Now Supports Swift 3 and Android Code Generation

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 10, 2016

PaintCode is a design and development tool running on macOS that is capable of generating code from vector drawings. Its latest version, PaintCode 3, brings support for Swift 3, Android, and JavaScript canvas.

VS Code Breaks NPM Registry

by James Chesters on  Nov 08, 2016 1

Microsoft has launched VS Code 1.7.1, after breaking NPM registry with its 1.7 release. Project manager Wade Anderson said VS Code's Automatic Type Acquisition unintentionally flooded npm with requests for non-existent packages.

NodeJS v7 Upgrades to V8 5.4

by James Chesters on  Nov 02, 2016

The Node.js Foundation has released Node.js v7, including the updated V8 5.4.

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