Topic: javascript

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

Node.js 10.x entering LTS as Node.js 11 enters current version status

The Node.js Foundation has announced Node.js 11 is moving up to the current release line as of this week. As part of this announcement, Node.j 10.x will more to Long Term Support status by the end of the month.  “When Node.js 10.x becomes the latest LTS version, it is ready to be used in production … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WSO2 Fall 2018 release, IEEE 802.11 study and topic interest groups, and Mozilla’s JavaScript and WebAssembly improvements

WSO2 has announced the Fall 2018 release of its WSO2 Integration Agile Platform. The new release will introduce unified monitoring and analysis of integration flows, adaptive authentication, and WSO2 Integration Agile Consulting services and resources. “In today’s digitally driven economy, no organization is an island. Instead, a rapidly expanding stream of processes and information is … continue reading

Node.js and JS Foundation to merge JavaScript communities

The Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation announced an intent to bring their Node.js and JavaScript communities together to serve a broader range of users. More information will be announced during a Q&A session next week at Node+JS Interactive in Vancouver. “After having two separate Foundations for two years, we believe there needs to be a … continue reading

TypeScript 3.1 is now available

The latest version of Microsoft’s programming language TypeScript is now available. TypeScript is a language that adds static type-checking to JavaScript. TypeScript 3.1 adds mappable tuples, which is one of the most common patterns in programming, according to Microsoft. This functionality will now be better equipped to express functions such as Promise.all, the team noted. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Babel 7, Oculus VR education pilot programs, and Adobe XD

JavaScript compiler Babel version 7 is now available. According to the team, this release was two years, 4k commits, and more than 50 pre-releases in the making. “Babel 7 is a huge release: we’ve made it faster, created an upgrade tool, JS configs, config ‘overrides,’ more options for size/minification, JSX Fragments, TypeScript, new proposals, and … continue reading

Report finds Java and JavaScript remain the top languages for enterprise development

In today’s polyglot programming world, enterprises are no longer restricted to one specific programming language. However, a new report does find that businesses seem to be sticking with Java and JavaScript for their enterprise application development needs. The report comes from the open-source project for cloud computing, the Cloud Foundry Foundation. “As companies transition from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Quick Base Kanban reports, Node.js downloads, and Google Play Instant updates

No-code app development solution provider Quick Base announced it was bringing Kanban reports to its platform. Kanban is an Agile approach to organizing, visualizing, updating and acting on work in progress. The newly added reports provide information of work ideas such as status, phase, people and other important attributes. It is a drag-and-drop tool featuring … continue reading

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

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