SD Times news digest: TypeScript 2.7, InterSystem’s IRIS data solution, and Hortonworks DataFlow 3.1

Microsoft has announced the release of TypeScript 2.7. The new version includes stricter property checks, definite assignment assertions and easier ECMAScript module interoperability. Visual Studio Code support is expected to come soon. “We always try to bring more joy to the TypeScript experience,” said Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript, in a blog post. “We … continue reading

Angular 5.2 is now available

Angular 5.2.0 was released yesterday. It is a minor release that adds new features such as improved type checking for templates, support for TypeScript 2.6, and improved router parameters and data inheritance. According to the company, it is meant to be a drop-in replacement for Angular 5.1 and contains many bug fixes. It adds a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, Micro Focus acquires COBOL IT, and Android Quick Boot

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 4, the final quarterly update to the Developer Platform for 2017. Included in the update is Essential JS 2, which is a collections of 25 Syncfusion JavaScript components. “Tools for web development are a crucial part of cross-platform solutions, wherever your users may be. That’s … continue reading

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Microsoft lays out plans for VS Code in 2018

Microsoft is already planning for Visual Studio Code’s future with a new roadmap and focus areas for 2018. The company plans to tackle VS Code from three perspectives next year: happy coding; Node, JavaScript and TypeScript; and a rich extension ecosystem. For “happy coding,” the team wants to make the code editor more pleasant to … continue reading

Report: Perl is one of the top disliked programming languages

There are plenty of resources and reports on the top programming languages developers want to work with, but what about the top languages they want to avoid? Stack Overflow is releasing new data to explore the most disliked programming languages. The data comes from Stack Overflow Jobs Developer story data where developers have added tags … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux kernel 4.13, OCF and OMA team up for IoT, and TypeScript 2.5

The Linux 4.13 kernel series was made official over the Labor Day weekend, and it urges all Linux users to start migrating to this version as soon as possible, especially since there are numerous improvements and support for hardware with this release. Linux 4.13 includes Intel’s Cannon Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs, support for non-blocking … continue reading

GitHub Open Source Friday, TypeScript 2.4 and Datameer’s SmartAI — SD Times news digest: June 28, 2017

GitHub wants to get more people involved in the open-source community. The company has announced Open Source Friday, a new initiative designed to make it easier for individuals and organizations to contribute to open source. With Open Source Friday, GitHub wants teams, departments and companies to spend a few hours every Friday working on their … continue reading

Angular 4.2, Talend Summer ’17 release, and TypeScript 2.4 RC — SD Times news digest: June 13, 2017

A minor release to Angular has been announced. The 4.2 release contains no breaking changes and is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. Features include: validators in Angular Forms, ability to bootstrap a component, improved i18n tooling, and a new compiler flag. Angular’s animation features were also update with new capabilities. In addition, … continue reading


Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

Deis joins Microsoft, TypeScript 2.3 RC, Slack’s new message menus — SD Times news digest: April 11, 2017

Microsoft is getting deeper into containers with the acquisition of Deis, a Kubernetes company. Deis provides an open-source software solution designed to make Kubernetes easier to use. As part of the acquisition, Deis will continue its mission to make container technology simpler and continue to contribute to Workflow, Helm and Steward in order to maintain … continue reading

Angular 4.0 released

The Angular development team is announcing a major release to its mobile and desktop development framework. Angular 4.0 follows the team’s announcement of semantic versioning adoption, and features major improvements and functionality from the last three months. The team explained in December it would be jumping from Angular 2 to Angular 4 (skipping version 3) … continue reading

Rust 1.15 is stable, Node.js 7.5.0 released, and Microsoft announces TypeScript 2.2 release candidate—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2017

The Rust team announced the latest version of Rust 1.15.0, a system programming language focused on safety, speed and concurrency. “Custom derive” is now stable in this release. The build system for Rust has been rewritten using Cargo, so it is now the default. Compiler performance improvements have been made in this release, and the … continue reading

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