Android 7.1 Developer Preview, GitLab 8.14, and IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3—SD Times news digest: Nov. 23, 2016

Google has announced its final developer preview as it gets ready to release the Android 7.1.1 platform. This preview is designed to help developers complete their app development and testing for Android 7.1.1. It features near-final system behaviors, bug fixes, API level 25, and an update to the SDK and tools in Android Studio. Developers … continue reading

The Windows 10 Application Deployment tool, Visual Studio Code 0.5, and Pluralsight acquires HackHands—SD Times news digest: July 13, 2015

Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Application Deployment tool (WinAppDeployCmd) in the latest release of its Windows 10 SDK preview. WinAppDeployCmd is a standalone tool designed to enable users to deploy universal Windows apps from a Windows 10 PC to a Windows 10 mobile device, according to the company. In addition, users can use it … continue reading

ECMAScript 6 is officially a standard

The future of JavaScript has arrived. The Ecma General Assembly has officially approved ECMAScript 6, the latest standard edition of JavaScript. The specification is the first major revision to the programming language in more than a decade and a half, adding a wide array of features such as classes and modules to enable for complex … continue reading

From the Editors: It’s time for enterprise developers to embrace JavaScript

Client-side JavaScript brings developers closer to the glass. In a flexibly scripted programming language like JavaScript, everything is an object. Developers can code and push new features faster, enabling end users rather than making them wait months for an update under a more traditional sever-side development model. Modern Web and mobile consumer application development is … continue reading

io.js 2.0, Facebook deep links mobile app ads, and Google’s DartPad—SD Times news digest: May 8, 2015

Version 2.0 of io.js, the popular fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime platform, has been released. io.js 2.0 adds conformance to for the coming ECMAScript 6 specification of standardized JavaScript, as well as support for the latest version of Google’s Chrome V8 engine. In addition to ES6 features such as classes, the release adds … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google concedes: Dart is just like everybody else

Google never publicly admitted it, but the company always had designs on Dart ultimately supplanting JavaScript as the preferred programming language for complex modern Web development. So when the Dart team announced the Dart VM would not be integrated into Chrome and the language would compile to JavaScript, it was less an admission of defeat … continue reading

Milestone ECMAScript 6 on track for June release

ECMAScript 6, the landmark official update to JavaScript, has entered the next phase of the standardization process along the road to a June 2015 wide release. ECMAScript 6 will be the first update to standardized JavaScript since 2009, and the first truly foundational restructuring of the language since 1999. The overarching goal of ECMAScript 6 … continue reading

Microsoft announces TypeScript 1.4, Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

Microsoft has announced the release of version 1.4 of its TypeScript superset JavaScript programming language in conjunction with the fifth community technology preview of Visual Studio 2015. TypeScript 1.4 adds a series of type system improvements, new template strings, and support for features from ECMAScript 6, the upcoming update to the JavaScript standard. TypeScript program … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: io.js

Happy 2015, GitHubbers! To kick off the new year, we’re retooling our weekly feature showcasing the most popular open-source projects on GitHub. Instead of simply listing the Top 5 trending projects each week, SD Times editors will put the spotlight on one particular open-source software project we feel is unique or brings something new and … continue reading

AtScript: Google’s new superset JavaScript runtime

Update: As of Google and Microsoft’s new partnership on Angular 2, AtScript will be combined with Microsoft’s TypeScript superset programming language. Google’s continuing quest to improve JavaScript took another step forward with the unveiling of AtScript, a new superset JavaScript runtime type system written into AngularJS 2.0. Rather than create another new programming language—Google has … continue reading

Microsoft’s road map to TypeScript 2.0

Microsoft has laid out its roadmap for TypeScript, charting the course of the programming language from versions 1.3 to 2.0. Since the 1.0 release of TypeScript—Microsoft’s superset JavaScript programming language—back in February, Microsoft has focused on performance improvements and growing the language’s open-source community. After an incremental release including a new, faster compiler, the TypeScript … continue reading

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