Topic: javascript

Angular lays out plan for 8.0 release featuring Ivy preview

Google’s Angular Team is setting a soft May 2019 release date for the generally-available version 8.0 release of its web app framework. Angular 8.0 is expected to include the first opt-in technical preview of the new rendering engine, Ivy, originally announced in February last year. The opt-in preview will give developers the option to switch … continue reading

TypeScript 3.3 released with improved calling for union types

Microsoft has released the latest version of its typed superset of the JavaScript programming language, TypeScript 3.3. This updated release is a smaller release and contains no breaking changes. Features include improved behavior for calling union types, incremental file watching for composite projects, and JavaScript editing in Sublime Text. According to the company, when dealing … continue reading

Report: Developers want clear role requirements

Employers that want to keep their developers happy should make sure they’re clear about the details and requirements of a position. HackerRank released its 2019 Developer Skills Report, which found 68 percent of developers say nothing irks them more than being unsure of what is expected of them. “Hiring and retaining skilled developers is critical … continue reading

JS++ programming language looks to solve out-of-bounds errors

The web programming language JS++ is looking to tackle a common problem impacting a majority of major programming languages: out-of-bounds errors. Programming language and compiler company Onux announced the release of JS++ 0.9 this week. RELATED CONTENT: The case for JS++ Out-of-bounds errors occur when the container element you are trying to access doesn’t exist. … continue reading

Report: Competition heats up between Angular, React and Vue

Angular is one of the most popular frameworks for JavaScript development today, but competition among other frameworks is coming to fruition. A recently released report revealed interest in React and Vue is growing. The team behind the open-source hybrid mobile app development SDK Ionic released its second annual developer survey based on more than 10,000 … continue reading

Microsoft reveals plans to improve TypeScript in 2019

As JavaScript continues to grow and evolve, so must Microsoft’s implementation of JavaScript, TypeScript. Microsoft has announced new plans for TypeScript this year, and has released a roadmap for its priorities for the first half of the year. According to the company, it will focus on achieving five main goals relating to language design, productive … continue reading

JavaScript has come a long way and shows no sign of slowing

Since its release more than 20 years ago, JavaScript has gone through a lot. But even though it has come so far, the language continues to grow and evolve, and interest in using it is still rising. JavaScript is an incredibly approachable language, which probably has something to do with why it has become so … continue reading

Six crucial tips for becoming a better React Native developer

React Native, a framework for building cross-platform applications, has been in the news lately for the right reasons. It is backed by a renowned team at Facebook and the whole JavaScript community. The framework aimed to reach record-breaking heights with the slogan “Learn Once, Write Everywhere.” Once Facebook made React Native open source, there were … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK, Google’s Play Store review policies, and Clojure 1.10

Dynamsoft has released an update to its Barcode Reader SDK, with a pure JavaScript API Edition. The new version will enable cross-browser and cross-platform barcode scanning, the company explained. The new SDK supports real-time localization and decoding of 1D and 2D barcodes from static images and decoding from a camera’s video stream. How Google ensures … continue reading

TypeScript 3.2 now available

Microsoft has announced a new update to its open-source, superset of the JavaScript programming language. TypeScript 3.2 adds a number of new features such as improved narrowing for tagged unions, error message improvements and editing enhancements. NuGet users and Visual Studio 2015 users should be aware that with this release and future releases, the team … continue reading

Sencha launches free Ext JS Community Edition for individuals and small organizations

Sencha is trying to increase JavaScript access for hobbyist developers, startups, and students by releasing its Ext JS Community Edition. Ext JS Community Edition is a free edition of Sencha’s JavaScript tooling, components, and framework targeted at those groups. According to the company, Ext JS Community Edition includes a powerful UI component library that will … continue reading

Report: Developers are not clear on how to get involved in the open-source community

After 20 years, the open-source community is stronger than ever. However, a recent report found developers wish they had more time and know-how to contribute to open-source projects. According the report, respondents don’t quite know where to begin and start to question their skills and time. Additionally, developers say they are either too intimidated to … continue reading

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