Topic: javascript

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

Scala.js 1.0.0 released

Scala.js 1.0.0 is now available after 7 years of development. Scala.js is a close compiler that compiles Scala source code to JavaScript. The 1.0 release features great portability wrt. Scala/JVM, interoperability with JavaScript, and better run-time performance. “Scala.js 1.0.0 is the culmination of our efforts to simplify, specify, and future-proof all aspects of Scala.js, from … continue reading

Angular 9.0 released with Project Ivy

The Angular team has announced the latest major release of its web application framework. Angular 9.0 features updates to the framework, Angular Material and CLI. In addition, this release makes the Ivy compiler and runtime the default as well as improves testing components.  “This is one of the biggest updates to Angular we’ve made in … continue reading

State of JavaScript: JavaScript ecosystem continues to change year after year

The JavaScript ecosystem refuses to stay still. A newly released report finds significant features and improvements are being made to the programming language every year through front end frameworks, data layers, testing, mobile devices and more.  The 2019 State of JavaScript report is created by developers Sacha Greif and Raphaël Benitte, and aims to take … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 version 8.0, Dotscience MLOps partnerships, and Eclipse IDE 2019-12

The open-source JavaScript and WebAssembly engine has reached version 8.0. According to the team, V8 version 8 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.  Some of the key improvements include: pointer compression, optimizations for higher-order builtins, optional chaining, nullish coalescing, and updates to the V8 API.  The full list of improvements is available here.  Dotscience … continue reading

Npm finds binary planting bug and urges users to update

The JavaScript package manage provider npm has found a security vulnerability that can open access to arbitrary files on a user’s system. According to the company, npm versions prior to 6.13.4 made it possible for a globally-installed package to overwrite an existing binary in the target location. Npm is recommending an to update to npm … continue reading

Npm Pro targets independent JavaScript developers

Npm has announced a new tool for independent JavaScript developers. The new npm Pro is designed for developers who do most of their JavaScript development on their own, such as consultants, students, and hobbyists, as well as certain startup and corporate JavaScript developers with side projects. RELATED CONTENT:  JavaScript becomes the most in-demand developer technology … continue reading

React and Vue.js are catching up to Angular

React and Vue.js often get grouped together with Angular because all three are used in UI development. Vue.js is another framework for UI development, based on JavaScript, and React is a JavaScript library.  Prem Khatri, vice president of operations at software provider Chetu, added that React and Vue are more suited towards lightweight applications due … continue reading

Misty II platform robot brings developer code to life

Misty Robotics released the Misty II platform robot to provide developers with the tools, comprehensive documentation and extensive to build robotic capabilities for businesses and homes, research and education.  “For the price of a computer, developers can bring their code to life and free it from the 2D world of a browser. We’ve already seen … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New version of Visio JavaScript APIs available for public preview, WSO2’s API Manager 3.0, Updated Jama Connect Review Center

The new version of Visio JavaScript APIs, which are used to extend Visio for the web and to build mashup scenarios is now available for public preview. The new version allows users to add custom HTML content on shapes and to show HTML content on various shape events. The new release also offers the ability … continue reading

Report: JavaScript becomes most in-demand developer technology

JavaScript is rising the ranks as the most in-demand developer technology. Pluralsight Technologies released its Technology Index, and found JavaScript to be at the top. Last year when the company released the index in April, JavaScript scored at number four.  Following JavaScript as the most in-demand technologies are Java, HTML, Python, C++, Android, C, C#, … continue reading

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TypeScript 3.6 released

Microsoft announced TypeScript 3.6, which introduces stricter checking for iterators and generator functions, as well as new TypeScript Playground, new editor features, and enhancements to the language and compiler. TypeScript is a language that builds on JavaScript by adding optional static types, which can be checked by the compiler to catch common errors in programs. … continue reading

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