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

State of JavaScript: Programming language has a bright future

JavaScript is considered one of the most popular programming languages, but depending on which developer is asked, opinions on the current JavaScript ecosystem are either strongly positive or strongly negative. That’s why Sacha Greif, a designer and coder living in Osaka, Japan, created a survey to see what everyone thinks about the current state of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: IncludeOS

Researchers from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences have developed an open-source minimal operating system for cloud services. “IncludeOS aims to be the thinnest, lightest possible layer between your C++ code and virtual hardware. We provide a bootloader, standard libraries, lots (we hope) of modules, and the build and deployment system. You provide … 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

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

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

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

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