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SamsaraJS library juices mobile Web UIs

The functional reactive library provides native-like app experiences and takes on the mobile Web's performance issues

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The battle for Node.js security has only begun

The Node Security Project identifies four primary security issues with Node.js

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Cheerp creator: Our C++-to-JavaScript compiler beats Emscripten

Cheerp 1.2 offers speedier compilation with no memory size limitations

Java's key to success: Simplicity

Citrine borrows from Ruby, JavaScript, C for object-oriented programming

The open source language is still in development and emphasizes simplicity and readability

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Microsoft’s TypeScript gets fitted with better compilation

Version of 1.8 of the JavaScript superset also has improvements in the use of third-party libraries

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Node could bring JavaScript to the Internet of things

PaaS provider Structure sees Node.js and JavaScript offering an easier route than languages like C and C++ if it can overcome its footprint issues

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We're living in the golden age of software development

With an unprecedented choice of tools, languages, platforms, and architectural styles, developers are creating a wildly inventive, software-defined world

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Node.js welcomes Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript engine

Node has traditionally been focused on Google's V8 JavaScript engine, but adding ChakraCore support will allow developers to target more platforms

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InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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jQuery turns 10 -- and hits 3.0 beta

The JavaScript library gets a multitude of changes, including closer matching with HTML5 dataset spec

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Nodal: Build micro Web servers on Node.js

The technology offers fast and easy server deployment but isn't yet ready to take on competitors like Nginx and Apache

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Cor takes aim at JavaScript bloat

The language offers clean syntax, modularity, and easy debugging in browsers

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IDC: React Native changes the game for hybrid mobile app dev

The JavaScript framework from Facebook provides a native interface feel while retaining the Web's more agile model of development

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The app dev undead: 5 technologies limping along

Famo.us, io.js, JavaFX, Objective-C, and Spring.Net have all faded away, but for different reasons

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Google pushes new scheme for native-like Web apps

Google's Progressive Web Apps deliver an applike user experience, but on the browser

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Mozilla’s next-gen Web ambitions hobbled by timid start

Even Mozilla's own Firefox doesn’t support the first, awkward tools for WebAssembly

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10 things to worry about in 2016

Yes, it's the poignant sequel to last week's reprieve: a jolly list of worries to keep you up at night this holiday season

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Java developers can dish out tastier Web apps with JSweet

The transpiler adds Java syntax to TypeScript so developers can use Java skills to build JavaScript Web apps

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