Topic: v8

SD Times news digest: V8 6.8, Google Play developer features, and Oracle’s donation to Apache NetBeans

V8 version 6.8 is now available. V8 is an open-source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Google’s open-source browser Chrome. The latest release focuses on memory, performance, WebAssembly and APIs. To avoid memory leaks, the latest version lets the context point to a ScopeInfo in order to break down dependencies. According to the … continue reading

Node.js 9 released as version 8 enters long-term support

The Node.js Foundation announced the release of version 9 of the Node.js JavaScript runtime today, while Node.js 8 is going into long-term support. The community-driven, open-source library has seen use in enterprise applications, robotics, API toolkits, serverless apps, mobile websites and others, according to the foundation, and long-term support means companies should begin migrating to … continue reading

SmartBear Swagger Editor and UI, V8 6.1, and finding quality apps on Google Play — SD Times news digest: August 4, 2017

SmartBear Software’s new Swagger Editor and Swagger UI adds support for the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) 3.0, allowing users to design and document the most popular API tooling. As of last week, OAI (Open API Initiative) released a new version know as the OpenAPI Specification 3.0, which included major improvements like increased reusability, extended JSON Schema … continue reading

Node.js 8 goes live today

Developers around the world are waiting patiently for the release of Node.js 8, expected to officially drop today, May 30. There is a big emphasis on debugging and developer workflow in this release, which will replace version 7 in the Node.js current release line. As displayed on Twitter, many developers are excited and ready to … 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

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

io.js 2.0, Facebook deep links mobile app ads, and Google’s DartPad—SD Times news digest: May 8, 2015

Version 2.0 of io.js, the popular fork of the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime platform, has been released. io.js 2.0 adds conformance to for the coming ECMAScript 6 specification of standardized JavaScript, as well as support for the latest version of Google’s Chrome V8 engine. In addition to ES6 features such as classes, the release adds … continue reading

GoDaddy revamps Node.js Web infrastructure with a little Nodejitsu

Node.js is quickly becoming the JavaScript runtime powering the next generation of Web development, and GoDaddy aims to extend the technology to one of the Web’s most expansive, ubiquitous frontiers: domain hosting. As part of a complete infrastructure overhaul almost two years in the making, GoDaddy recently completed its “acqui-hire” of Nodejitsu, a Node.js deployment … 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 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

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

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