Topic: v8

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

December Edition: Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

Happy Almost 2015, GitHubbers! To cap off the year in GitHub, we have the Top 5 projects of the month of December. I wanted to do the Top 5 of 2014, but alas the GitHub trending feature doesn’t have a yearly time span option. #1: io.js, the month’s most popular project providing evented I/O for … 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

Google speeds up Chrome performance with concurrent JavaScript compilation

A tweak in Chrome’s V8 engine compiles JavaScript in the background … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Senior V8 developer says sayonara to Google’s JavaScript engine

Stephan Beal leaves on less-than-amicable terms, leaving Google’s JavaScript engine in the lurch … continue reading

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