Topic: javascript

Node.js 12 is now available

Node.js was upgraded to version 12, which includes faster startup and better default heap limits, as well as many upgrades and new features. The Node.js Long Term Support (LTS) release will come out in October this year. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. In Node.js … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pagedraw

Though Pagedraw closed its doors as a business at the beginning of this month, the web-based React UI building utility lives on as an open-source project. The project was designed to provide an “effortless” way to design a UI, down to supporting mock-up import from similar applications Figma and Sketch. After designing or importing a … continue reading

Python overtakes JavaScript as the most-asked-about language on Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow has been helping developers solve all sorts of programming problems for over a decade. According to Global App Testing, millions of development questions have been asked on the website since its creation.   The QA company released an analysis of 11 of the most popular languages on the website, which revealed that JavaScript … continue reading

TypeScript 3.4 RC now available with incremental compilation

Microsoft has announced the availability of the release candidate (RC) for TypeScript 3.4. TypeScript is Microsoft’s programming language that is a superset of JavaScript. According to Microsoft, TypeScript 3.4 is the first release that has had an iteration plan that outlines the plans for the release. This is intended to align with its 6-month roadmap … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8’s new JIT-less mode, Sencha’s ExtAngular library, and Wipro’s AI solutions on AWS

Google’s open-source JavaScript engine V8 will support JavaScript execution without having to allocate executable memory at runtime. According to Google, V8’s default configuration relies on the ability to allocate and modify executable memory at runtime. Google is adding this new capability because some use cases necessitate running V8 without executable memory. The new capability is … continue reading

The OpenJS Foundation officially formed for the JavaScript community

The Linux Foundation today announced the formation of a new JavaScript community: The OpenJS Foundation. The new foundation is a result of the combining of the Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation. The two foundations announced in October plans to merge their JavaScript communities. The OpenJS Foundation will aim to provide a neutral location for … continue reading

Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

Report: React is gaining in popularity, but Angular remains in the lead

JavaScript remains one of the most popular and most-used programming languages today, with a wide variety of frameworks out there to help developers build solutions with the language. Presently, the two most popular JavaScript frameworks are Facebook’s open-source React and Google’s open-source Angular. Angular has been viewed as the number one front-end web development framework … continue reading

npm brings managed code registry to the enterprise

Open source JavaScript developer tools provider npm, Inc. has announced a new solution that will enable enterprises and large organizations to work with its software registry. Npm Enterprise is a managed deployment of the npm registry designed with enterprise-grade security, compliance and access control, the company explained. “Approximately 100% of the world’s enterprises acquire over … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: NoFlo

The developers of this week’s highlighted project say their idea isn’t new, harkening back to a 1970s development paradigm from IBM, but that its support for any JavaScript transpiling language and its ecosystem of existing tools and integrations makes flow-based programming of JavaScript components more accessible. NoFlo is an open-source flow-based programming implementation for JavaScript, … continue reading

Bootstrap 5 expected to completely replace jQuery

The Bootstrap team is nearing its mission to completely remove jQuery from its framework in favor of JavaScript. Bootstrap is an open-source framework for responsive mobile solutions on the web. The team recently released version 4.3 of the framework with its plans to remove jQuery. “The cat is out of the bag—we’re dropping our largest … continue reading

Angular lays out plan for 8.0 release featuring Ivy preview

Google’s Angular Team is setting a soft May 2019 release date for the generally-available version 8.0 release of its web app framework. Angular 8.0 is expected to include the first opt-in technical preview of the new rendering engine, Ivy, originally announced in February last year. The opt-in preview will give developers the option to switch … continue reading

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