Building better app experiences with focus on web technologies

AngularJS, the popular JavaScript library, was spawned from the idea of creating a framework with an application mentality for building experiences on the Web. Version 6 was released in May with a focus on the toolchain more so than the framework itself. According to Stephen Fluin, developer advocate at Google, the idea for Angular JS … continue reading

Uber launches open-source web framework Fusion.js

Ride-sharing company Uber is launching Fusion.js, an open-source web framework designed to make it easier to build lightweight and high-performing apps. According to the company, it creates a lot of web applications for both internal and public uses, but recognized that keeping up with the changing web technologies was a challenge. The company set out … continue reading

WebStorm 2018.2 gets new integrations with Angular CLI

JetBrains has announced the latest version of its JavaScript IDE will start to take advantage of some of the most recent features added to the Angular CLI. WebStorm 2018.2 features Extract React common refactoring, integrations with Angular CLI, improved testing workflow and a better Node.js debugging experience. In May, the Angular team announced a major … continue reading

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Microsoft introduces project references in TypeScript 3.0

Microsoft released version 3.0 of its JavaScript plugin TypeScript today, which brings static types, type declarations and type annotations to JavaScript users. Though the company says the update is light on “breaking” changes, TypeScript program manager, Daniel Rosenwasser highlighted the new features such as project references. According to Rosenwasser, project references were one of the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oracle GraalVM, Google’s Move Mirror, and Splice Machine’s Apache Ranger plugin

Oracle announced it is adding support for Nashorn migration in this polyglot virtual machine, GraalVM. Nashorn is a JavaScript engine developed by Oracle. GraalVM already supports JavaScript and the JBM as well as full support for the Node.js server framework and supports execution of additional languages, such as Ruby, R, and Python. According to Oracle, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.0 RC, Microsoft Teams, GitHub’s security alerts for Python and Bootstrap 4.1.2

Microsoft is one step closer to TypeScript 3.0 with the latest release candidate of the JavaScript superset programming language. TypeScript 3.0 RC features project references, extracting and spreading parameter lists with tuples, richer tuple types and support for React’s defaultProps. According to the company, the biggest feature it worked on for this release is the … continue reading

Sencha announces Ext JS 6.6

Sencha has announced the latest version of Ext JS, version 6.6, which adds major updates to the framework and its components, such as localization support, advanced routing capabilities, dynamic styling, and the addition of new modern components. With Ext JS 6.6, components and themes are now available as npm packages, allowing for simple workflows that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 6.8, Google Play developer features, and Oracle’s donation to Apache NetBeans

V8 version 6.8 is now available. V8 is an open-source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Google’s open-source browser Chrome. The latest release focuses on memory, performance, WebAssembly and APIs. To avoid memory leaks, the latest version lets the context point to a ScopeInfo in order to break down dependencies. According to the … continue reading

Report: The top three programming languages of 2018 are Java, JavaScript and Python

Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Vue Vixens

A new program, project and community was launched this year with a mission to introduce women to the open-source JavaScript framework Vue. While there are a variety of framework communities for women in the programming industry such as Django Girls, Rails Bridge, and ng-Girls, Jen Looper, developer advocate at Progress, saw a lack of community … continue reading

Angular makes progress on Angular for Designers initiative

Angular is continuing its work to bring developers and designers together. The Angular team at Google announced the Angular for Designers initiative at the community ng-conf last month. While the public launch is still months away, the team has partnered with Google’s UX engineers to make its vision possible. “Designers put a lot of time … continue reading

Is the JavaScript fatigue real?

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming language in the world. There are approximately 21 million developers worldwide using the language as their number one choice. That is about 70 percent of the world’s developer population, according to Progress. Pluralsight’s Technology Index recently found that JavaScript was on the top 10 list of in-demand … continue reading

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