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Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

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Disney has its own Open Source Program

Open-source developers can work with Disney itself with its new Open Source Program. The program acts as a place where developers can collaborate with other Disney enthusiasts, implementing the open-source libraries and platforms that Disney uses in the development of some of its animations. Like other large non-technology-related companies, Disney is joining the realm of … continue reading

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Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

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SamsaraJS library takes on performance issues

There is a new JavaScript UI project for the mobile Web, and it’s giving Web developers a tool to create native-like app experiences. SamsaraJS is a functional reactive library for animating layout. It provides a language for positioning, orienting and sizing DOM elements, and animating these properties over time. According to its GitHub page, “Everything … continue reading

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GitHub library allows developers to rewrite critical code

Developers can now use a new Ruby library called Scientist, which will help them rewrite critical code. As codebases in applications mature, often developers will need to replace or rewrite part of a system, according to a blog post by GitHub engineer Jesse Toth. As a way to ensure testing correctness for these applications, GitHub … continue reading

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Ephox acquires Moxiecode and its TinyMCE JavaScript library

Online editing software company Ephox announced it is merging with Moxiecode, creator of the open-source TinyMCE JavaScript library for embedding word-processing capabilities within Web applications. Ephox will absorb Moxiecode’s suite of enterprise products, including TinyMCE Enterprise, the MoxieManager CMS file and image manager, and Plupload multi-runtime file uploader, which according to Moxiecode total more than … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Trine

Trine is “the library modern JavaScript doesn’t deserve, but needs right now,” at least according to its GitHub description. As Finnish developer Jussi Kalliokoski puts it, Trine is a utility library geared at tapping the full potential of functional programming in JavaScript. Kalliokoski explains that despite functional programming improvements introduced in both ECMAScript 5 and … continue reading

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Microsoft’s Visual Studio timeline and Z3 Theorem Prover, Google Cloud Launcher, Facebook’s Fresco—SD Times news digest: March 27, 2015

Microsoft has released a rough timeline of the upcoming features and capabilities on track for the release of Visual Studio 2015 and beyond. The tentative feature rundown for the company’s flagship developer IDE is below: More details are available on the Visual Studio blog. Google unveils Google Cloud Launcher Google has announced Google Cloud Launcher … continue reading

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SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: Shipit

For this week’s GitHub project spotlight, we’re highlighting Shipit, a universal automation engine and deployment tool written in JavaScript. Capitalizing on the popularity of Node.js and previous GitHub Project of the Week io.js, Shipit adds another layer of streamlined simplicity to the JavaScript automation process. Built as an alternative to the Capistrano open-source script deployment … continue reading

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

#1: Alamofire Alamofire is an HTTP networking library written in Swift. Think of it as AFNetworking, reimagined for the conventions of this new language but coexisting within the same codebase. Named after the Alamo fire flower, the library has features such as chainable request and response methods and JSON parameter encoding. We featured #2: Google … continue reading

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