Topic: npm

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

Riverbed announces new application and network performance management capabilities for the cloud

Application performance management (APM) is evolving beyond monitoring just the health and performance of an application and expanding to include the network. Network performance management (NPM) is meant to manage and monitor the performance of a computer network. In the latest release of Riverbed’s SteelCentral, it is targeting both APM and NPM with new capabilities. … continue reading

npm, Inc. releases npm@6 package manager with new security protections

Npm, Inc. has announced the release of the npm@6 package manager. It will feature powerful new security features, such as automatic warnings when developers try to use open source code with known vulnerabilities, and ‘npm audit,’ which is an npm command that allows developers to analyze complex code and pinpoint specific vulnerabilities. A recent npm … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind

NASA is teaming up with npm to create software projects that help share critical information about the health of our planet. One project in particular is designed to help developers access NASA data and create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. WorldWind is a free and open-source virtual globe SDK currently in use … continue reading

npm acquires ^Lift Security for its Node Security Platform

Npm, Inc. has announced it is acquiring ^Lift Security and its Node Security Platform. ^Lift Security is an application security and penetration testing solution provider. The acquisition is meant to add to npm’s initiatives of improving the security of open-source software, as well as creating products that enable companies to securely develop JavaScript. According to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Verizon acquires threat detection company, npm’s operations incident, and Element Analytics’ funding

Verizon has acquired Niddel, a company that provides machine-learning-based threat detection. Niddel’s technology will be integrated into Verizon’s existing offerings. The terms of the transaction have not been announced as of this post. “Using machine learning to improve information accuracy significantly reduces false positives and significantly improves our detection and response capabilities,” said Alexander Schlager, … continue reading

Security vulnerabilities in JavaScript libraries are hard to avoid

These days it is almost impossible to develop in JavaScript without utilizing one of the thousands of open-source JavaScript libraries available. Libraries make coding in JavaScript simpler and more efficient by taking processes that would ordinarily require several lines of code to achieve and simplifying them, usually by creating a single function that can be … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AngularFire adds Cloud Firestore support, Samsung release Windows Mixed Reality headset, and Azure Functions gets Java support

The Angular team has announced support for Cloud Firestore in AngularFire. Cloud Firestore was released into public beta this week by the Google Firebase team. It features querying; real-time data synchronization; iOS, Android and web SDKs with offline data access; and multi-region data replication. AngularFire is the official Angular library for Firebase. “AngularFire combines the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Yarn 1.0

The team behind Yarn, an open-source, fast and secure alternative npm client, announced the 1.0 release of the JavaScript package manager, which is a major step for the project. In the 11 month since its initial release in 2016 has generated more than 175,000 projects on GitHub, and it’s responsible for nearly three billion package downloads per month. … continue reading

Npm 5.0.0, OpenAI Baselines, Twilio Functions, and Raspberry Pi teams up with CoderDojo — SD Times news digest: May 26, 2017

The package manager for JavaScript npm reached version 5.0 this week. It includes some new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes that aim to make life easier for users. “This release marks months of hard work for the young, scrappy, and hungry CLI team, and includes some changes we’ve been hoping to do for literally … continue reading

Ruby on Rails 5.1.0 beta gets ‘spring cleaning’

Ruby on Rails is gearing up for its next big release. In the meantime, developers can check out the “highlight reel” of Rails 5.1.0 beta1, which cleans up deprecated code and includes major improvements to the ergonomics of Rails. This version follows the release of Rails 5.0, which came out about eight months ago. The … continue reading

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