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

by Jeevak Kasarkod 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 James Chesters 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 James Chesters 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 Grischa Ekart 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 David Iffland 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 David Iffland 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 Abel Avram 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 Jonathan Allen 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 David Iffland 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 David Iffland 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.

Deploying Node.js Microservices to AWS Lambda with Claudia.js: Q&A with Author Gojko Adzic

by Daniel Bryant on  Feb 26, 2016

InfoQ recently sat down with Gojko Adzic and discussed his latest project, Claudia.js, a JavaScript tool that assists with the deployment of Node.js microservice applications to Amazon Web Service (AWS) Lambda. Claudia.js enables the deployment of AWS Lambda functions and Web APIs using a single command, and automates several complicated tasks such as logging.

Google Introduces Cloud Functions

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2016

Google has launched a new service called Cloud Functions in alpha. This service allows one to create small JavaScript functions that automatically respond to cloud events without requiring user’s intervention, configuring a runtime and executing it, or scaling it to multiple machines.

Wia Provides Cloud Infrastructure for IoT

by Sergio De Simone on  Jan 12, 2016

Wia is a cloud platform that aims to provide developers with a scalable and powerful backend for their Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. According to Conall Laverty, founder and CEO at Wia, that will enable the creation of fully fledged, production ready solutions without worrying about server management, data replication, and storage. InfoQ has spoken with Laverty.

Security Release for DOS Vulnerability in Node.js

by James Chesters on  Dec 01, 2015

The Node Foundation has announced vulnerabilities in versions of Node.js from v0.12.x through to v5.x "whereby an external attacker can cause a denial of service."

New Releases: Ceylon 1.2, Node.js 5.0 and Atom 1.1

by Abel Avram on  Oct 31, 2015

Ceylon, Node.js and Atom have all seen stable upgrades this week, and we have decided to write a common post covering most notable features and enhancements that come with these new versions.

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