Topic: node js

IBM buys StrongLoop

IBM stepped into the marketplace for Node.js in the enterprise today when it acquired StrongLoop. The company is focused on using Node to accelerate API development and to help with life-cycle management inside enterprises. StrongLoop has, in the past, been a major corporate contributor to the Node.js project. The company offers a variety of API-focused … continue reading

Io.js 3.0, and end-of-life for Apache Log4j 1—SD Times news digest: Aug. 5, 2015

Version 3.0 of the open-source io.js fork of the Node.js JavaScript V8 runtime has been released. Now under the auspices of the Node.js Foundation, io.js 3.0 implements changes in buffers for more performant arrays; adds PPC build support and a new dgram error callback; and has changes to freelist, http, the node module, REPL, TLS … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Phaser

This week’s featured GitHub project was created with the mantra that building HTML5 games should be just as fun as playing them. Phaser is an open-source 2D game framework for building HTML5 games to run on desktop and mobile browsers. The framework supports Canvas and WebGL rendering, and games can be compiled to Android and … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

Node.js Foundation’s open governance structure, and Bing to use HTTPS by default—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2015

The Node.js Foundation announced a new open governance structure that was built from both Node.js and io.js communities’ input. The new structure will include a technical steering committee to direct technical decisions, oversee working group projects and manage contributions, as well as a board of directors that will guide business decisions. The technical steering committee … continue reading

How Microsoft plans to bring Node.js to Windows 10 IoT

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to power the next generation of connected devices, and to do so the company is bringing Node.js to the core of its Internet of Things (IoT) platform. “There is an emerging trend of developers using Node.js for IoT scenarios, and we want to meet developers where they’re at and provide them … continue reading

Node.js and io.js to merge under Node.js Foundation

The Node.js and io.js forks of the open-source JavaScript runtime platform have announced official plans to merge development under the Node.js Foundation. The merger was put to a vote on GitHub by io.js developer Mikeal Rogers, who initially proposed the merger in February, and the io.js technical committee voted to approve the merger yesterday. According … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

EnterpriseJS Coalition aims for enterprise Node.js and JavaScript adoption

A new organization has emerged to spearhead the use of JavaScript and Node.js in the enterprise. The EnterpriseJS Coalition is a community, content-sharing platform, and upcoming event series dedicated to raising awareness for and encouraging JavaScript and Node.js deployment in enterprise organizations. Founded by Node support company NodeSource, along with Intuit and PayPal, the platform … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Electron

GitHub wants to bring its Web development technology to the desktop. We’re self-aggrandizing this week’s GitHub Project of the Week with Electron, a framework of GitHub’s own making. Formerly known as Atom Shell, it is a cross-platform framework for creating desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, based on the io.js and Chromium runtimes and … continue reading

Android-based Cyanogen OS 12 released, Movidius’ $40 million round of funding, and Twilio Video: April 14, 2015

Cyanogen is starting to roll out its version of Android Lollipop: Cyanogen OS 12. The new version features Android’s material design elements to provide users with a visual, interactive OS. Cyanogen OS 12 was designed to provide users a more personal operating system, according to the company, with extra theming features such as the ability … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vector

This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is Vector, a newly open-sourced tool from Netflix for host-level performance monitoring. Vector is a framework for exposing handpicked high-resolution system and application metrics to every engineer’s browser. It implements the open-source Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) framework with a new UI and configurable cross-metric dashboards, allowing users to visualize … continue reading

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