Topic: node js

Microsoft releases Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio

Microsoft has released version 1.0 of its Node.js Tools for Visual Studio (NTVS). The open-source extension for Visual Studio 2012 and 2013 turns Microsoft’s development environment into a Node.js IDE. NTVS has been in development for more than a year. Sara Itani, Node.js Tools for Visual Studio software engineer, detailed the NTVS 1.0 features in … continue reading

Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and … continue reading

Google’s Cloud Security Scanner, Yahoo’s mobile developer suite, and io.js 1.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 20, 2015

Google has announced the release of its Cloud Security Scanner into beta. The new tool is designed to help developers scan for two common vulnerabilities: cross-site scripting and mixed content. According to the company, there was a need for the scanner because other security scanners are often hard to set up, not well suited for … continue reading

Node.js stewardship controversy quelled at Node Summit

It’s been an interesting path to success for Node.js. Since its first release in 2009, the Node community has been quite vocal about anything and everything. Most recently, the community was murmuring about Joyent’s handling of the open-source, cross platform server-side JavaScript runtime for building networked applications. And calls for the dispensation of Node.js’ assets … continue reading

Node.js announces move to open governance model, establishes Node.js Foundation

Node.js is moving to an open governance model under the auspices of the newly announced Node.js Foundation. Cloud infrastructure company Joyent, the corporate steward behind the open-source runtime technology, announced the establishment of an independent Node.js Foundation with Fidelity, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal and The Linux Foundation as founding members. Under the open governance model, the … continue reading

Mozilla’s Node.js modules for Firefox OS, Git 2.3, and new hybrid Azure test environments—SD Times news digest: Feb. 6, 2015

Mozilla has open-sourced node-firefox, a collection of Node.js modules to help developers create Firefox OS apps. The modules allow developers to interact with Firefox using Mozilla’s DevTools remote protocol in their already existing Node.js tool chains, but through Mozilla’s WebIDE tool in a more terminal-based experience. Each module performs a different task in a separate … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: Shipit

For this week’s GitHub project spotlight, we’re highlighting Shipit, a universal automation engine and deployment tool written in JavaScript. Capitalizing on the popularity of Node.js and previous GitHub Project of the Week io.js, Shipit adds another layer of streamlined simplicity to the JavaScript automation process. Built as an alternative to the Capistrano open-source script deployment … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: io.js

Happy 2015, GitHubbers! To kick off the new year, we’re retooling our weekly feature showcasing the most popular open-source projects on GitHub. Instead of simply listing the Top 5 trending projects each week, SD Times editors will put the spotlight on one particular open-source software project we feel is unique or brings something new and … continue reading

Firefox Hello in Firefox 35, io.js 1.0, and Google Cloud Monitoring—SD Times news digest: January 14, 2015

Firefox Hello, the WebRTC in-browser chat feature first included in Firefox 34, is now available to all with the launch of Firefox 35. The real-time communication feature allows users to start plug-in-free video chats within the browser in the form of a pop-up box, without the aid of a service such as Google Hangouts and … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Mermaid Mermaid is the whimsical name of a simple markdown-like script language for generating charts from text using JavaScript. Developed by Knut Sveidqvist, Mermaid simplifies documentation by rendering code as simple charts and graphs, styled in different shapes, nodes and classes. #2: Rocket is a new container runtime from CoreOS. Read all about Rocket … continue reading

Google kills Wallet API, Go moves to GitHub, and Google’s million-dollar Turing award—SD Times news digest: Nov. 14, 2014

Google has announced it will be retiring the Google Wallet API on March 2, 2015. The API was designed to allow users and merchants to buy and sell digital goods. Payments will continue to be processed through Google Wallet until March 2, 2015 and developers will continue to have access to the merchant center until … continue reading

Progress launches next generation of Modulus Public and Modulus Enterprise

BEDFORD, Mass.– Progress  announced today the next generation of Modulus, the premier Node.js platform for easily hosting, deploying, scaling and monitoring data-intensive, real-time Applications. The new Modulus offering allows developers to get to market faster, and enjoy greater flexibility, simplicity, and ease-of-use – with immediate access to the same powerful features from entry-level on up. … continue reading

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