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TypeScript 3.6 released

Microsoft announced TypeScript 3.6, which introduces stricter checking for iterators and generator functions, as well as new TypeScript Playground, new editor features, and enhancements to the language and compiler. TypeScript is a language that builds on JavaScript by adding optional static types, which can be checked by the compiler to catch common errors in programs. … continue reading

WebKit provides advice on how web developers can build with power efficiency in mind

Applications for mobile devices and laptops can be power hungry, and the energy spent powering web content can drain battery as well as user engagement. However, there are methods that web developers can use to mitigate power usage and keep users on their applications longer, according to the team behind WebKit, the open-source web browser … continue reading

New Angular tools and practices for improving app performance

The Angular team is detailing new tools and practices developers can take in order to decrease their initial load times and speed up page navigation. The team goes over code splitting, preloading strategies, performance budgets and efficient serving to help developers gain and retain their users.  When it comes to initial load time, the team … continue reading

SD Times news digest: npm improves JavaScript security in npm Enterprise, Microsoft open sources its recipe to pre-train BERT, and Anaxi adds Bitbucket support

Npm announced the first major update to npm Enterprise, delivering new security, compliance and developer experience features for working with JavaScript.  According to the company, the new release can “provide powerful insights to engineering managers, administrators, and corporate security teams, enabling them to make their JavaScript development more reliable and secure.” For security, administrators can … continue reading

NativeScript 6.0 released with full support for Vue.js

The latest version of the open-source framework for building native apps is now available. NativeScript 6.0 comes with support for Angular 8 and Vue.js as well as the ability to shorten development and testing time.  RELATED CONTENT: Web development: So many choices to get the right fit “The latest release of NativeScript brings some amazing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook open sources JavaScript engine, Micro Focus announces RPA solution, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox StarterKit

Facebook is open-sourcing Hermes, a JavaScript engine that focuses on React Native apps and is optimized for mobile apps.  The company explained it noticed the JavaScript engine was a significant factor in startup performance and download size and decided to optimize JavaScript performance in more constrained mobile environments.  Facebook focused on interpreter performance by abandoning … continue reading

Web development: So many choices to get the right fit

It is an interesting time to be a web developer. On one hand, the web today provides a wealth of information, giving developers easy access to a number of resources useful when running into a problem or wanting to update their skills. Additionally, there are so many advancements being made to programming languages and technologies … continue reading

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

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