Topic: runtime

Apple releases Swift 5 with library and language changes for speed and size

Version 5 of Apple’s Swift runtime officially released yesterday, introducing improvements to application size and performance and a number of language and library changes based on suggestions from the Swift Evolution process. Swift 5 has been pushed to all Apple operating systems, macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Ted Kremenek, manager of the Languages and Runtimes … continue reading

Node.js 10.x entering LTS as Node.js 11 enters current version status

The Node.js Foundation has announced Node.js 11 is moving up to the current release line as of this week. As part of this announcement, Node.j 10.x will more to Long Term Support status by the end of the month.  “When Node.js 10.x becomes the latest LTS version, it is ready to be used in production … continue reading

React v15.0 released, AWS Lambda functions using Node.js 4.3.2 runtime, and Microsoft to give users control of Flash—SD Times digest: April 8, 2016

The React team has released a stable version of React v15.0, which follows the previous 0.14 version. With this release, React no longer actively supports Internet Explorer 8, among other new features and bug fixes. As part of this release, the React team would like to start welcoming community contributions. As a way of receiving … 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

Researchers develop Buzz, a programming language for robot swarms

Researchers from Cornell University and the École Polytechnique de Montréal have developed a programming language designed to code behaviors for heterogeneous robot swarms. Buzz is an extensible, dynamically typed programming language defining primitive commands for self-organizing robots and swarms of robots. Developers can use the language to code behaviors both from the perspective of a … 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

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

AtScript: Google’s new superset JavaScript runtime

Update: As of Google and Microsoft’s new partnership on Angular 2, AtScript will be combined with Microsoft’s TypeScript superset programming language. Google’s continuing quest to improve JavaScript took another step forward with the unveiling of AtScript, a new superset JavaScript runtime type system written into AngularJS 2.0. Rather than create another new programming language—Google has … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Awesome Node.js Many an Awesome project has made it into and often headlined the week’s top GitHub projects, so it’s only natural that the exceedingly popular Node.js cross-platform JavaScript runtime would find its way here. Compiled by Sindre Sorhus, this curated list is chock full of Node.js packages, resources and goodies. #2: KaTex KaTex … continue reading

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