Topic: javascript

Jamstack brings front-end development back into focus

Businesses that want to attract, engage and retain more online customers need to provide an exceptional front-end solution. It’s the first thing users see when they come to a website, and it’s the first impression digital businesses can give.  Traditionally, when front ends are coupled with the back end, developers have to be full-stack experts … continue reading

TypeScript 4.0 beta is here

Microsoft has announced the first beta release for TypeScript 4.0. The most recent version of the language, TypeScript 3.9, was released last month.  TypeScript 3.9 had introduced speed and user experience improvements. TypeScript 4.0 follows Microsoft’s pattern of trying to introduce new features that don’t introduce breaking changes for older versions.  The next version doesn’t … continue reading

Angular 10 now available

The Angular team has announced a major version of the web framework. Angular 10 covers the entire platform, framework, Angular Material and CLI.  Traditionally, the team releases two major versions every year to coincide with the JavaScript ecosystem and provide a predictable schedule for developers. Angular 9 was just released 4 months ago, and the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Strapi

Strapi is an open-source headless CMS written entirely in JavaScript that enables developers to design APIs fast and to manage content easily through a customizable admin panel and API, as well as custom plugins.  The API works with any client, mobile apps, or even IoT devices using REST or GraphQL. The Content Type structure can … continue reading

Kite expands AI-driven code completion to JavaScript

AI coding assistant Kite has announced the release of an AI-driven code completion feature for JavaScript. Its goal in creating this feature is to reduce the need for developers to write repetitive boilerplate code. Previously the company only offered this capability for Python code.  This new JavaScript code completion ability is based on a deep … continue reading

TypeScript 3.9 now available

Microsoft is releasing the latest version of TypeScript. TypeScript 3.9 introduces speed improvements to the compiler and editing experience and reduces bugs and crashes. The team accepted a number of pull requests that optimize speed, each of which should reduce compile times by 5-10%. “Our team has been focusing on performance after observing extremely poor … continue reading

Vercel raises $21 million to transform JavaScript front-end development

Web development solution provider Vercel has announced a $21 million Series A round of funding it will use to improve the front-end development experience for JavaScript developers.  Vercel, which was previously known as ZEIT, was founded by the creators of the Next.js framework. The company changed its name to align with its new focus of … continue reading

Node.js 14 released with improved diagnostics

The latest version of the JavaScript runtime Node.js. Node.js 14  will replace Node.js 13 on the current release line where it will remain the ‘Current’ release for the next 6 months until LTS support arrives in October 2020. Highlights of the new release include improved diagnostics, an upgrade of V8, an experimental Async Local Storage … continue reading

jQuery addresses XSS security issue in 3.5 release

The latest version of the popular JavaScript library jQuery is now available. jQuery 3.5 fixes a security issue, adds a few new features, and fixes performance bugs. The security issue was one that opened up the doors for cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. jQuery uses a regular expression in the jQuery.htmlPrefilter method that made sure that … continue reading

Angular 9.1 released with build speed improvements

The Angular team has announced a minor release to its web application framework that containers new features and bug fixes.  The 9.1 release aims to speed up builds by improving the speed of ngcc and allowing it to compile multiple packages at a time. Previously, the ngcc compilation pass covered library dependencies in logical order.  … continue reading

GitHub acquires npm

GitHub acquires JavaScript package manager provider npm

GitHub has announced plans to acquire npm. Npm is the company behind the Node package manager for the programming language JavaScript, the npm Registry and npm CLI. “npm is a critical part of the JavaScript world. The work of the npm team over the last 10 years, and the contributions of hundreds of thousands of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sonatype’s enhanced JavaScript capabilities, Mendix expands cloud deployment options, and General Assembly launches CODE for Good

Sonatype announced its plan overhaul JavaScript scanning by providing new npm automated pull requests and more free developer tools.  The enhanced suite of JavaScript intelligence capabilities will provide developers with improved accuracy, increased policy control, and faster remediation of open source vulnerabilities, according to the company.  “The exponential growth in use of npm packages shows … continue reading

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