Topic: javascript

New report shows shakeup amongst top programming languages

JavaScript and Java continue to dominate the software development world as the top programming languages, but newly released reports indicate the times are changing. JetBrains released its State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report, which found while Java is still the most popular primary language and JavaScript is the most used overall, Python is gaining speed. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Free JavaScript UI for Visual Studio Essentials members, WSO2 and Ping Identity partner up, and MongoDB’s security benchmarks

Members of Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials are getting free six-month access to Syncfusion’s JavaScript UI controls in the Essential JS 2 suite. The suite contains over 60 controls that include a grid, chart and scheduler with complete support for Angular, React and Vue frameworks, according to Syncfusion. “We appreciate the inclusion of the Syncfusion … continue reading

Lightning Web Components now open sourced for JavaScript developers

Salesforce is opening up its Lightning Web Components to a wider developer audience. The company has announced the JavaScript framework is now open sourced, expanding developers’ ability to create web components across a variety of platforms. “Open-source software empowers developers to examine the source code and enhance it with contributions based on their own insights … continue reading

Angular 8 released with builder APIs and web worker support

The Angular team has announced a major release of its mobile and desktop framework. Angular 8 spans the entire platform and includes updates to Angular Material, the CLI, improved application startup time, and more web standards. One significant feature is the addition of differential loading by default. According to Angular developer advocate Stephen Fluin, differential … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Knockout

This week’s open-source project is Knockout (KO) and it works purely on JavaScript. KO is a JavaScript MVVM (a modern variant of MVC) library that enables developers to create rich, desktop-like user interfaces with JavaScript and HTML. KO uses “observers” that help the UI stay in sync with an underlying data model and declarative bindings … continue reading

Node.js 12 is now available

Node.js was upgraded to version 12, which includes faster startup and better default heap limits, as well as many upgrades and new features. The Node.js Long Term Support (LTS) release will come out in October this year. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. In Node.js … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pagedraw

Though Pagedraw closed its doors as a business at the beginning of this month, the web-based React UI building utility lives on as an open-source project. The project was designed to provide an “effortless” way to design a UI, down to supporting mock-up import from similar applications Figma and Sketch. After designing or importing a … continue reading

Python overtakes JavaScript as the most-asked-about language on Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow has been helping developers solve all sorts of programming problems for over a decade. According to Global App Testing, millions of development questions have been asked on the website since its creation.   The QA company released an analysis of 11 of the most popular languages on the website, which revealed that JavaScript … continue reading

TypeScript 3.4 RC now available with incremental compilation

Microsoft has announced the availability of the release candidate (RC) for TypeScript 3.4. TypeScript is Microsoft’s programming language that is a superset of JavaScript. According to Microsoft, TypeScript 3.4 is the first release that has had an iteration plan that outlines the plans for the release. This is intended to align with its 6-month roadmap … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8’s new JIT-less mode, Sencha’s ExtAngular library, and Wipro’s AI solutions on AWS

Google’s open-source JavaScript engine V8 will support JavaScript execution without having to allocate executable memory at runtime. According to Google, V8’s default configuration relies on the ability to allocate and modify executable memory at runtime. Google is adding this new capability because some use cases necessitate running V8 without executable memory. The new capability is … continue reading

The OpenJS Foundation officially formed for the JavaScript community

The Linux Foundation today announced the formation of a new JavaScript community: The OpenJS Foundation. The new foundation is a result of the combining of the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation. The two foundations announced in October plans to merge their JavaScript communities. The OpenJS Foundation will aim to provide a neutral location for … continue reading

Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

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