Topic: javascript

Node.js 15 comes with npm 7 support and updated handling of rejections

The JavaScript runtime Node.js has been updated to version 15. Node.js 15 will replace Node.js 14 on the team’s current release line, and Node.js 14 has been moved to long-term support.  According to the team, Node.js 15 will be updated every two weeks with the latest features and changes.  Version 15 features support for npm … continue reading

Vue 3 now available with new APIs for scaling

Vue 3, also named One Piece, is now available. Vue is an open-source JavaScript framework. According to Vue creator Evan You, this release “represents over 2 years of development efforts, featuring 30+ RFCs, 2,600+ commits, 628 pull requests from 99 contributors, plus tremendous amount of development and documentation work outside of the core repo.” New … continue reading

screenshot of nativescript.config.ts file in NativeScript 7.0

NativeScript 7.0 aligns framework with modern JavaScript standards

NativeScript 7.0 is now available. According to the language’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC), this release marks a significant step forward in aligning the framework with modern JavaScript standards and bringing consistency across the stacks.  In addition, the TSC noted that in this release there was a more holistic approach to managing the open-source components surrounding … continue reading

Jamstack brings front-end development back into focus

Businesses that want to attract, engage and retain more online customers need to provide an exceptional front-end solution. It’s the first thing users see when they come to a website, and it’s the first impression digital businesses can give.  Traditionally, when front ends are coupled with the back end, developers have to be full-stack experts … continue reading

TypeScript 4.0 beta is here

Microsoft has announced the first beta release for TypeScript 4.0. The most recent version of the language, TypeScript 3.9, was released last month.  TypeScript 3.9 had introduced speed and user experience improvements. TypeScript 4.0 follows Microsoft’s pattern of trying to introduce new features that don’t introduce breaking changes for older versions.  The next version doesn’t … continue reading

Angular 10 now available

The Angular team has announced a major version of the web framework. Angular 10 covers the entire platform, framework, Angular Material and CLI.  Traditionally, the team releases two major versions every year to coincide with the JavaScript ecosystem and provide a predictable schedule for developers. Angular 9 was just released 4 months ago, and the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Strapi

Strapi is an open-source headless CMS written entirely in JavaScript that enables developers to design APIs fast and to manage content easily through a customizable admin panel and API, as well as custom plugins.  The API works with any client, mobile apps, or even IoT devices using REST or GraphQL. The Content Type structure can … continue reading

Kite expands AI-driven code completion to JavaScript

AI coding assistant Kite has announced the release of an AI-driven code completion feature for JavaScript. Its goal in creating this feature is to reduce the need for developers to write repetitive boilerplate code. Previously the company only offered this capability for Python code.  This new JavaScript code completion ability is based on a deep … continue reading

TypeScript 3.9 now available

Microsoft is releasing the latest version of TypeScript. TypeScript 3.9 introduces speed improvements to the compiler and editing experience and reduces bugs and crashes. The team accepted a number of pull requests that optimize speed, each of which should reduce compile times by 5-10%. “Our team has been focusing on performance after observing extremely poor … continue reading

Vercel raises $21 million to transform JavaScript front-end development

Web development solution provider Vercel has announced a $21 million Series A round of funding it will use to improve the front-end development experience for JavaScript developers.  Vercel, which was previously known as ZEIT, was founded by the creators of the Next.js framework. The company changed its name to align with its new focus of … continue reading

Node.js 14 released with improved diagnostics

The latest version of the JavaScript runtime Node.js. Node.js 14  will replace Node.js 13 on the current release line where it will remain the ‘Current’ release for the next 6 months until LTS support arrives in October 2020. Highlights of the new release include improved diagnostics, an upgrade of V8, an experimental Async Local Storage … continue reading

jQuery addresses XSS security issue in 3.5 release

The latest version of the popular JavaScript library jQuery is now available. jQuery 3.5 fixes a security issue, adds a few new features, and fixes performance bugs. The security issue was one that opened up the doors for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. jQuery uses a regular expression in the jQuery.htmlPrefilter method that made sure that … continue reading

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