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NativeScript 2.4 Brings Web Workers Specification

by 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 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.

Azure Relay Freed from WCF Shackles, Goes Cross-Platform

by on  Nov 06, 2016

Developers attracted to the Azure Service Bus Relay for its ability to expose web services on internal networks to Internet-facing consumers have had, until recently, only one way to build such services: WCF. Using a just-released public preview called Azure Relay Hybrid Connections, developers may now use any Web socket friendly platform to connect local services to this cloud-based broker.

NodeJS v7 Upgrades to V8 5.4

by on  Nov 02, 2016

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

Next.js Offers Simple Universal JavaScript Framework Based on React

by on  Oct 31, 2016

Next.js is a universal JavaScript framework based on React. It has a simple setup and uses extensions to the React component model to provide server-based component rendering with the ability to continue rendering on the client.

Zeppelin: a Secure Smart Contracts Open-Source Framework for Blockchain Applications

by on  Oct 03, 2016

Zeppelin is a MIT licensed open source secure smart contract development framework to build blockchain applications. It's a community effort pioneered to ensure only secure, tested and audited smart contract code makes it to a production blockchain, to reduce incidents such as "The DAO" hack. Zeppelin is intended to be blockchain-agnostic, but in the beginning they are focusing on Solidity tools.

Node.js v7 Beta Brings Canary in a Gold Mine

by on  Sep 25, 2016

The Node.js Foundation has released the v7 beta for Node.js. Its release coincides with v6 becoming the foundation's second LTS release, where its life will continue under Active LTS and Maintenance until April 2019.

Meteor 1.4 Release Updates Node and MongoDB

by on  Aug 02, 2016

Version 1.4 of Meteor has been released, with major updates to Node and MongoDB. Zoltan Olah, Meteor's director of customer success, said the release "focuses on long term stability for the platform, continues our work to align Meteor with the wider JavaScript ecosystem, and positions us to work closer with the community than ever before."

Continuous Updating Tool VersionEye Now Open Source

by on  Jul 28, 2016

VersionEye open-sourced its eponymous continuous integration tool that helps with updated project dependencies. Coined "continuous updating", the tool provides update notifications, licence checking and security vulnerabilities information for many software libraries. By open-sourcing the software, VersionEye founder Robert Reiz intends to increase trust and transparency of the code base.

Visual Studio Code 1.3 Finally Adds Tabs

by on  Jul 11, 2016

Microsoft has released version 1.3 of their cross-platform Visual Studio Code. The new version now supports tabs and many other features. Additionally, the Monaco code editor that VS Code is built upon has been extracted and is now available as a stand-alone package.

HyperDev Spins Up New Web Apps with No Effort

by on  Jun 09, 2016

Fog Creek Software has released a new web-based tool to create a new web app, live on the internet, without any of the chores normally associated with creating a new app. Called HyperDev, it allows for collaborative front- and back-end development using Node.js.

Node.js 6.0 Supports 93% of ES2015

by on  Apr 27, 2016

Node.js 6.0 has been released, becoming the new current version. It comes with performance improvements, better test and documentation coverage, better security and wide support for ES2015.

How Node Replaced Macros in Microsoft Word

by on  Apr 01, 2016

Writing extensions for Word used to be handled by BASIC. Now, the language of choice is JavaScript and the platform Node.

Npm Updates Policy on Removing Packages

by on  Mar 31, 2016 1

Npm has issued an updated policy on what happens when a user wants to remove one of their packages from the publishing system.

Node.js Available in Beta on Google App Engine, Sort Of

by on  Mar 23, 2016

Google has announced that node.js is available in beta on App Engine. However, unlike the pure PAAS offerings on App Engine, the node.js functionality uses their App Engine flexible environment. This hybrid environment wraps the app up in a Docker image and manages the VMs automatically.

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