Topic: javascript

Npm Pro targets independent JavaScript developers

Npm has announced a new tool for independent JavaScript developers. The new npm Pro is designed for developers who do most of their JavaScript development on their own, such as consultants, students, and hobbyists, as well as certain startup and corporate JavaScript developers with side projects. RELATED CONTENT:  JavaScript becomes the most in-demand developer technology … continue reading

React and Vue.js are catching up to Angular

React and Vue.js often get grouped together with Angular because all three are used in UI development. Vue.js is another framework for UI development, based on JavaScript, and React is a JavaScript library.  Prem Khatri, vice president of operations at software provider Chetu, added that React and Vue are more suited towards lightweight applications due … continue reading

Misty II platform robot brings developer code to life

Misty Robotics released the Misty II platform robot to provide developers with the tools, comprehensive documentation and extensive to build robotic capabilities for businesses and homes, research and education.  “For the price of a computer, developers can bring their code to life and free it from the 2D world of a browser. We’ve already seen … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New version of Visio JavaScript APIs available for public preview, WSO2’s API Manager 3.0, Updated Jama Connect Review Center

The new version of Visio JavaScript APIs, which are used to extend Visio for the web and to build mashup scenarios is now available for public preview. The new version allows users to add custom HTML content on shapes and to show HTML content on various shape events. The new release also offers the ability … continue reading

Report: JavaScript becomes most in-demand developer technology

JavaScript is rising the ranks as the most in-demand developer technology. Pluralsight Technologies released its Technology Index, and found JavaScript to be at the top. Last year when the company released the index in April, JavaScript scored at number four.  Following JavaScript as the most in-demand technologies are Java, HTML, Python, C++, Android, C, C#, … continue reading

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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

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