WebAssembly Working Group publishes three First Public Working Drafts

In order to build high-performance apps on the web, developers can look to WebAssembly, which is code that can run in the browser and offers languages a compilation target so they can run apps on the web. It offers fast, safe, and portable semantics, as well as efficient and portable representation. Today, the World Wide … continue reading

Serverless technology is bringing CMS out of the past, says Scrivito

The world is shifting to the cloud, but web content management systems (CMS) are still stuck in the past. Even the easy WYSIWG editors are limited in features. Developers are forced to constantly fill out form fields, preview their work, and regularly patch CMS installations. In an age where organizations are trying to innovate to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

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AngularJS to get one more major release

The JavaScript-based front-end app framework AngularJS is expected to get one more significant release this year. AngularJS has recently been pushed aside in favor of its successor, Angular, however, the Angular team realizes many developers still rely on AngularJS and does not plan to abandon the framework. “We understand that many developers are still using … continue reading

StackShare’s top application and data tools of 2017

2017 has come to a close with React taking the lead as the top application and data tool. This comes from StackShare’s recent release of its top 50 developer tools of 2017. After appearing on StackShare’s list at number 10 last year, React kicked JavaScript out of the number one spot for the first time … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Webpack 4 beta, Android Wear SDK 2.2.0, and GCC 7.3 released

Webpack has announced the release of Webpack 4 beta. Webpack is a open-source JavaScript module bundler. The latest release provides a major upgrade to the previous version as the performance is greatly enhanced, according to the team. The production mode also provides different optimizations and the development mode provides a faster experience for developers. “When … continue reading

Angular releases Component Development Kit

The Angular team has announced the first stable release of its Component Development Kit (CDK). The CDK was built for developers to add high quality behaviors to their components with minimal effort. “Modern web development is all about components. Angular gives developers a way to define these discrete chunks of UI and then compose them … continue reading

10 books every web developer should read to increase their software IQ

When wannabe developers ask what books they should read, I usually respond “First off, just read.” A large part of the software development process is reading other people’s’ code. That said, the best thing you can do to improve as a developer is to read anything that will sharpen your speed and comprehension skills.  The … continue reading

Angular 5.2 is now available

Angular 5.2.0 was released yesterday. It is a minor release that adds new features such as improved type checking for templates, support for TypeScript 2.6, and improved router parameters and data inheritance. According to the company, it is meant to be a drop-in replacement for Angular 5.1 and contains many bug fixes. It adds a … continue reading

Node.js reached new milestones in 2017

The Node.js company NodeSource is releasing a Node by Numbers 2017 analysis to look at the growth and adoption of the JavaScript project. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime that features an event-driven, non-block I/O model. “By all measures, 2016 was a fantastic year for Node.js – and 2017 was even better. Metrics across the board … continue reading

JS Foundation unites projects for serverless application development

The JS Foundation has paired up two of its projects in order to deliver a set of tools that would allow JavaScript developers to deploy serverless apps. Serverless applications have many benefits, such as modularity, ease of upgrade, and cost reductions, but often teams have problems getting started with the build process, the foundation said. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Aurelia

The Aurelia team has announced big ambitions to add new features and platform capabilities in 2018. Aurelia is an open source, next generation JavaScript client framework for web, mobile and desktop. The team announced plans to add support for server-side rendering, enhance the project’s UX, provide strong compatibility for web components, address sing-file component development … continue reading

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