Topic: io js

Io.js 3.0, and end-of-life for Apache Log4j 1—SD Times news digest: Aug. 5, 2015

Version 3.0 of the open-source io.js fork of the Node.js JavaScript V8 runtime has been released. Now under the auspices of the Node.js Foundation, io.js 3.0 implements changes in buffers for more performant arrays; adds PPC build support and a new dgram error callback; and has changes to freelist, http, the node module, REPL, TLS … continue reading

Node.js Foundation’s open governance structure, and Bing to use HTTPS by default—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2015

The Node.js Foundation announced a new open governance structure that was built from both Node.js and io.js communities’ input. The new structure will include a technical steering committee to direct technical decisions, oversee working group projects and manage contributions, as well as a board of directors that will guide business decisions. The technical steering committee … continue reading

Node.js and io.js to merge under Node.js Foundation

The Node.js and io.js forks of the open-source JavaScript runtime platform have announced official plans to merge development under the Node.js Foundation. The merger was put to a vote on GitHub by io.js developer Mikeal Rogers, who initially proposed the merger in February, and the io.js technical committee voted to approve the merger yesterday. According … 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

Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and … continue reading

Google’s Cloud Security Scanner, Yahoo’s mobile developer suite, and io.js 1.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 20, 2015

Google has announced the release of its Cloud Security Scanner into beta. The new tool is designed to help developers scan for two common vulnerabilities: cross-site scripting and mixed content. According to the company, there was a need for the scanner because other security scanners are often hard to set up, not well suited for … continue reading

Node.js announces move to open governance model, establishes Node.js Foundation

Node.js is moving to an open governance model under the auspices of the newly announced Node.js Foundation. Cloud infrastructure company Joyent, the corporate steward behind the open-source runtime technology, announced the establishment of an independent Node.js Foundation with Fidelity, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal and The Linux Foundation as founding members. Under the open governance model, the … continue reading

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

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

Firefox Hello in Firefox 35, io.js 1.0, and Google Cloud Monitoring—SD Times news digest: January 14, 2015

Firefox Hello, the WebRTC in-browser chat feature first included in Firefox 34, is now available to all with the launch of Firefox 35. The real-time communication feature allows users to start plug-in-free video chats within the browser in the form of a pop-up box, without the aid of a service such as Google Hangouts and … continue reading

December Edition: Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

Happy Almost 2015, GitHubbers! To cap off the year in GitHub, we have the Top 5 projects of the month of December. I wanted to do the Top 5 of 2014, but alas the GitHub trending feature doesn’t have a yearly time span option. #1: io.js, the month’s most popular project providing evented I/O for … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1 io.js was featured in last week’s Top 5 trending projects. #2: Go The Go programming language is hot this week on the heels of its version 1.4 release, the fifth major stable release of Go. Go 1.4’s most important feature is official support for Android, using the core and libraries to enable writing of … continue reading

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