Report: Node.js is becoming a universal framework for digital transformation

Node.js usage is expanding across a variety of applications and development environments. According to the recently released Node.js 2017 User Survey, the JavaScript runtime is moving beyond an application platform and towards corporate data, app modernization and the Internet of Things. The Node.js 2017 User Survey was released by the Node.js Foundation as a way … continue reading

GrapeCity introduces ComponentOne Xamarin Enterprise in second 2017 update

GrapeCity is announcing its second major 2017 software release this week with JavaScript, ActiveReports and .NET updates. One of the biggest features of this release is the company’s newest product line: ComponentOne Xamarin Enterprise. The Xamarin solution replaces the previous Xuni solution, a cross-platform native mobile control suite for Xamarin. “In order to ensure you … continue reading

Mozilla introduces new solution for large JavaScript projects

Developers can easily document large JavaScript projects with sphinx-js, Mozilla’s newly introduced solution. According to the company, there hasn’t been a tool able to handle large JavaScript documentation projects up until today. The markup language JSDoc provides tags to describe common structures and tooling to hook into those tags, but Mozilla says all it ends … continue reading

DeepMind’s AI behavior research, Windows 10 Insider Preview for PC, and the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality — SD Times news digest: July 10, 2017

The DeepMind team is releasing three new papers demonstrating how they plan on bringing flexible and natural behaviors to artificial intelligence. The team aims to make these capabilities reusable and adaptable. The papers includes locomotion behaviors, the ability to learn human behaviors from motion capture, and imitation of diverse behaviors. “True motor intelligence requires learning … continue reading

Google Blocks, Onsen UI for Vue, and NeoLoad 6.0 — SD Times news digest: July 7, 2017

Google announced Blocks, a new application on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new solution is designed to take the complexity out of creating virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It does not require any prior modeling experience and it is designed to feel like users are playing with children’s blocks instead of the … continue reading

GitHub Open Source Friday, TypeScript 2.4 and Datameer’s SmartAI — SD Times news digest: June 28, 2017

GitHub wants to get more people involved in the open-source community. The company has announced Open Source Friday, a new initiative designed to make it easier for individuals and organizations to contribute to open source. With Open Source Friday, GitHub wants teams, departments and companies to spend a few hours every Friday working on their … continue reading

Survey: Node.js increasingly popular amongst enterprise software developers

More than three-fourths of developers believe one open-source project is the most employable project expertise for the next year: Node.js. According to a new survey from NodeSource, enterprise software developers are not only gravitating towards the JavaScript runtime environment, they also believe new companies will be created from open-source projects. In fact, 91% of respondents … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Spellbook of Modern Web Dev

Much like a spellbook does in the fantasy world of wizards and mages, this open-source project can give developers more power than they ever thought they could have. Dexter Yang, a JS hacker, web app developer, and game/fictional world enthusiast, created a document from a bunch of commonly used links and learning resources that he … continue reading

Angular 4.2, Talend Summer ’17 release, and TypeScript 2.4 RC — SD Times news digest: June 13, 2017

A minor release to Angular has been announced. The 4.2 release contains no breaking changes and is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. Features include: validators in Angular Forms, ability to bootstrap a component, improved i18n tooling, and a new compiler flag. Angular’s animation features were also update with new capabilities. In addition, … continue reading

Node.js 8 goes live today

Developers around the world are waiting patiently for the release of Node.js 8, expected to officially drop today, May 30. There is a big emphasis on debugging and developer workflow in this release, which will replace version 7 in the Node.js current release line. As displayed on Twitter, many developers are excited and ready to … continue reading

Npm 5.0.0, OpenAI Baselines, Twilio Functions, and Raspberry Pi teams up with CoderDojo — SD Times news digest: May 26, 2017

The package manager for JavaScript npm reached version 5.0 this week. It includes some new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes that aim to make life easier for users. “This release marks months of hard work for the young, scrappy, and hungry CLI team, and includes some changes we’ve been hoping to do for literally … continue reading

Coding Dojo research highlights most in-demand coding languages by city and company

Knowing a certain programming language might help you get a job in San Jose, but it may not help you get hired in Washington D.C. This is just a glimpse at some of Coding Dojo’s recent research to determine the most in-demand programming languages by city. As part of the coding school’s research, Coding Dojo … continue reading

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